Governor Vetoes Opportunity to Reduce Tax Burden on Struggling Kansans


Topeka, KAN – Kansas Chamber President and CEO Alan Cobb released the following statement regarding Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of Senate Bill 169.


“State tax receipts have climbed nearly 30% during the last three years. Offering modest tax relief to Kansans struggling to pay for daily necessities seems to be a no brainer.


“Governor Kelly vetoed tax changes in 2019, 2020, and 2021, saying those proposals would destroy the state’s budget. They didn’t. And this plan won’t either.


“The truth is, if you make more than $30,000 in Kansas, right now you are paying 5.7% in income taxes. This plan vetoed by Governor Kelly would establish a single rate of 5.15% on all income.


We urge the Kansas Legislature to override this veto to provide Kansas taxpayers the relief they so need.”

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