Governor Jay Nixon trashes a Senate proposal to increase the state sales tax and lower the rates for state and corporate income taxes in a press release Monday.
Wrap: Nixon says Republican Senator Will Kraus's tax reform bill would hurt families, the elderly and veterans the most.
Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard says he doesn't understand Nixon's logic.
|Description: "Give them a tax break? I don't see how that fits, but everyone is entitled to an opinion I guess."|
Richard added that the bill still has a long way to go before getting passed.
Democratic Senator Jamilah Nasheed says she wants to see dramatic changes to the bill before it becomes law.
|Description: "With what we have so far that bill needs to go in the trash can. It's not good for the state."|
Nasheed says the tax reform is regressive, and hurts the poor more than the rich.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.