During a speech to several hundred Republican activists in Chesterfield, Texas Gov. Rick Perry exhorted like-minded low-tax conservatives to take action to persuade Missouri legislators to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the tax-cut bill. Perry contended that other governors who have recently cut taxes, such as Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, would be watching closely to see Missouri Republicans succeed or fail in overriding Nixon.
Earlier in the day, Nixon told educators and parents that massive cuts to public education and other state services would be required if his veto of HB253 is struck down. Nixon also faulted Perry for advocating “this path of seeing who can most quickly win a race to the bottom,’’ which Nixon said wasn’t helpful for businesses or workers.