Republicans’ tax cuts misguided, ill-fated

The minute cash reserves became healthy, Kansas Republicans began calling for tax cuts. But Gov. Laura Kelly refused to comply. Good thing. Today those reserves are going to help pay the unemployment claims of more than 55,600 Kansans put out of work because of COVID-19.

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April 6, 2020 - 10:10 AM

Gov. Laura Kelly Photo by Kansas Press Association

Two months ago, Republican legislators were hot under the collar that Gov. Laura Kelly was holding steadfast in her opposition to their proposed tax cuts. 

Last year, the Democratic governor vetoed two similar measures, the first for a whopping $209 million, and the second for $90 million.

This legislative session, Republican lawmakers have been at it again, insisting three years of healthy tax revenue collections is overkill.

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