Embattled Greitens avoids spotlight, releases outline of tax cut plan

Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens stayed out of the public eye again Thursday, releasing the broad outlines of a tax cut plan by news release instead of the statewide tour he had planned before he became embroiled in scandal.

The tax cut plan had been the most ambitious initiative in a State of the State speech last week, but the tour was canceled after Greitens admitted he had an extramarital affair in 2015.

Under the tax plan, Greitens offered few specifics other than he wants to cut taxes for “working families” and corporations. He also said he wants the plan to be revenue-neutral, and that it would “end loopholes that primarily benefit big businesses and high earners,” but the governor offered no financial details to support the outline.

The news release says the scuttled tour may be resurrected in the coming weeks.

Any attempt at tax cuts, however, faces an uncertain fate in the GOP-controlled Legislature. At least two other tax cut proposals are moving through the Legislature this session.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Public Radio


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