UPDATED: Governor vetoes broad tax bill barring government competition against private sector


(Updated to correct the amount of the home value for the expanded property tax freeze)

Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a broad tax bill that prohibited governments from running businesses that compete with the private sector, a measure that critics said was intended to help one statewide business.

The vetoed bill had 18 tax provisions, including one that would have provided real and personal property tax exemptions for some businesses in cities where a government facility competes against a similar business.

The bill also would have provided . . .


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