Nixon Rallies School Officials, Community Leaders In Tax-Cut Fight

Jay Nixon addresses the crowd at a 2012 event. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Jay Nixon addresses the crowd at a 2012 event. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

At the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Gov. Jay Nixon said an income tax cut would force draconian cuts to public schools in Missouri and asked a couple hundred school officials and community leaders to urge their legislators to sustain his veto next month. In Cape Girardeau, he called the legislation a “step back” for autism and mental health services. The governor has been touring the state to fight supporters of the bill, which he called a “reckless experiment cooked up by a few special interests, bankrolled by one very wealthy individual.” He was referring to retired investor Rex Sinquefield, the founder of a committee called Grow Missouri that has been mounting an expensive advertising blitz in favor of the bill. Supporters of the tax cut bill say it would boost the state economy and jobs.

Read more from the Southeast Missourian and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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