House Speaker Says Attempt To Override Tax Bill Veto Unlikely

Tim Jones | Photo courtesy of Tim Jones
Tim Jones | Photo courtesy of Tim Jones

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, says the income tax bill Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed in early June will probably not make an appearance in next month’s veto session. The bill, which would gradually reduce income tax rates to around a half of a percent, has earned sharp criticism from Nixon, who claims it would reduce Missouri’s revenue from anywhere between $700 million and $1.2 billion. Jones said supporters of the bill don’t currently have enough votes to override a veto and that to do so would be a “monumental achievement.”

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