Governor vetoes government competition bill


Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a bill requiring cities and counties to rebate property taxes if they compete against certain businesses such as fitness centers, day care facilities and restaurants.

Kelly vetoed a bill that was packaged with a child and dependent care tax credit that the governor supports along with an expanded property tax refund for seniors and property tax rebates for veterans with disabilities.

But Kelly took aim at the government competition provision, which has been sought for years by fitness club owner and frequent campaign contributor Rodney Steven of Wichita.

"To favor a specific business, a . . .


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