Today, Governor Laura Kelly vetoed SB 22, which would have prevented an unintended tax increase on Kansas families and businesses as a result of changes in the federal tax law.
In her statement, she said it was her "fiscally conservative and responsible principles" that drove her to veto the bill.
There is nothing fiscally conservative about not allowing Kansans to itemize on their state returns, thus giving them a tax increase.
There is nothing fiscally conservative about forcing job-generating businesses to pay a tax they previously had not paid.
Finally, there is nothing fiscally conservative about the government stealing a tax reduction meant for Kansans. By vetoing SB 22, Governor Kelly took what was an unintended tax increase and made it intentional.