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Kelly to veto tax-cut bill today

Gov. Laura Kelly said this morning she will veto the massive legislative-passed tax cut bill today. She said the flat tax proposed by GOP leadership is regressive and would see tax cuts of about $8 per month for Kansans.

She has proposed a $450 rebate for single Kansans and a $900 rebate for married couples filing jointly that could be mailed out to them this summer. She said her proposal would cost about $800 million this year, which she says the state can afford.

She said she wants the Legislature to quickly adopt her proposal this week. Her proposal would allow the state to continue fully funding public education in upcoming years, Kelly said.

She made her announcement at Elmont Elementary School north of Topeka in the Seaman School district.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Gov. Kelly says the state can afford her proposal.