UPDATED: Governor vetoes $500 million tax bill


(Updated: Includes fresh comments from Kelly, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Senate president, House minority leader with edits throughout)

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed a tax bill giving up more than $500 million over three years, contending it would unwind efforts to restore fiscal discipline after years of budget deficits caused by tax cuts.

"We cannot fix our state if we repeat the mistakes of the past," Kelly said. "I refuse to endorse another round of fiscally reckless policies similar to those that left us the . . .


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