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Politics
8:51 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Mo. Senate Republicans

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 5:18 am

Republicans in the Missouri Senate have scaled back a proposal to cut state taxes in order to emulate tax cuts in neighboring Kansas and Oklahoma.


Governor Jay Nixon (D) has strongly objected to the bill's sales tax hike, saying it would hurt the poor and elderly the most.  That provision has been dropped.  House Bill 253 would now cut the personal income tax rate by half a percentage point and the corporate rate by three points, and phase them both in over the next 10 years.  Republican Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit is handling the measure in the Senate.

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Politics
2:48 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Gov. Nixon remains opposed to tax legislation

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Gov. Jay Nixon says he remains opposed to a bill that would raise the state sales tax while cutting income taxes for individuals and businesses.

Nixon released a statement Thursday saying that a sales tax increase would shift the tax burden to seniors and veterans on fixed incomes. He said it "is not the right approach to growing our economy or creating jobs."

His reaction comes after the House passed a bill Wednesday that would gradually cut the individual income tax by two-thirds of a percentage point over five years while also reducing business taxes.

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Politics
4:57 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Gov. Nixon opposes legislation supporting income tax cuts

Credit File / KBIA

Gov. Jay Nixon is increasing his opposition to Senate legislation that would cut Missouri's income tax and raise the state sales tax.

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