TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is proposing to give Kansas residents who pay income taxes a one-time rebate of $250.
Kelly outlined the proposal Wednesday heading into a difficult reelection campaign next year. The Republican-controlled Legislature would have to approve the plan, and GOP lawmakers are expected to have proposals for ongoing income tax cuts instead of one-time rebates.
Lawmakers’ next annual session convenes Jan. 10. Kelly said such rebates would be possible because Kansas has been collecting more in tax revenues than expected for months. Her proposal would provide $250 to individuals and $500 to married couples filing jointly.
About 1.2 million filers would receive a total of $445 million.