In her first State of the State address, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly expressed an intent not to raise taxes. This intent is reflected in her budget recommendations.
Statements Concerning No Tax Increases
In her state of the state address, the governor commented, “I’m proud to honor my promise to balance the budget without raising taxes.”
In a press release, she added, “Our tax code has been on a roller coaster ride over the last few years, both at the state and federal levels. The full impact of those sweeping changes remain unclear, and we cannot afford to continue making inaccurate assumptions about the future.”
2019 State of the State Address, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, January 16, 2019; FY 2020 Governor’s Budget Report, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, January 17, 2019; Press Release, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, January 17, 2019