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AFP-KS: Governor Kelly Fails to Deliver Tax Relief to Kansans, Shamefully Throws out Bipartisan Bill

Apr 24, 2024 by AFP

Governor Kelly has vetoed more than 75 tax cuts in 8 bipartisan and comprehensive tax packages since taking office

TOPEKA, KS—Following Governor Laura Kelly’s reckless veto of a bipartisan, affordable tax compromise bill, HB 2036, Americans for Prosperity-Kansas (AFP-KS) is strongly condemning the action as a political stunt at the expense of taxpayers.

HB 2036 would provide needed relief to the state’s hardworking families by cutting property, income, and food sales taxes among other provisions. Today, Governor Kelly vetoed the measure despite the state’s $3.5 billion budget surplus, healthy rainy-day fund, and urging from her own party to sign this commonsense legislation.

AFP-KS State Director, Elizabeth Patton, issued the following statement:

“Governor Kelly has turned her back on her constituents who put her in office and even those in her party who widely supported this tax compromise bill as a smart step forward in returning our budget surplus to Kansans.

“Again, Governor Kelly has played politics with the click of her veto pen, throwing opportunities to put money back into the pockets of every Kansan at the wayside. Our state’s economic stability projected positive revenue report provided a perfect backdrop to implement these sensible tax cuts. AFP-KS urges the legislature to override the Governor’s disappointing veto to ensure that these tax cuts can become law.”