UPATED: Kelly announces veto of flat tax legislation

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For the fourth time as governor, Democrat Laura Kelly will veto a sweeping tax bill, this one moving the state to a single tax rate coupled with speeding up elimination of the state sales tax on food while cutting property taxes and increasing the standard deduction.

The bill, which would have cost state government $1.3 billion in revenue over three years, would have set a new flat tax rate of 5.15% while ending the state sales tax on food this January instead of allowing it to phase out by 2025.

Kelly said the legislation would upend the state . . .


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