Tax cut bill sponsor renews call for veto override
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Tax cut bill sponsor renews call for veto override

Date: August 29, 2013
By: Matt Kalish
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 253

Intro: 
A Republican lawmaker continues to push for a veto override of the tax cut bill that has state officials at odds
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Wrap: Clay County Republican Representative T.J. Berry announced today plans to override the veto of the tax cut bill he sponsored despite Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster decison to back Governor Jay Nixon's concern.

And now Berry is calling for a special session.

The State Republican Party doesn't buy into Koster's written opinion. Party spokesman Matt Wills says the letter makes a wrong assumption about when the tax cut goes into effect.

Actuality:  REPSPOKE.WAV
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Description: 253 is phased in over a ten year period only when state revenues hit a threshold of over a hundred million dollars over the previous three years.

State budget director Linda Luebbring echoed Koster's concerns that Missouri tax payers could ask for refunds up to three years back as a result of the tax cut. She says the override could cost 1.2 billion dollars.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Matt Kalish.

Intro: 
The sponsor of the vetoed tax cut bill is still pushing for am override... and now wants a special session
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Clay County Republican Reprensentative T.J. Berry announnced Thursday he'll ask Governor Jay Nixon to call a special session to fix problems with the tax cut bill if the legislature fails to override the governor's veto.

Actuality:  BERRY.WAV
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Description: Rather than going through a court process that would take a tremendous amount of time, let's go ahead and do a speical session and fix the issue right now so Missouri can proceed.

Berry mentioned he's open to fixing the tax increase on persciption drugs and textbooks if lawmakers don't override the veto.

This comes along with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's opinion on the high cost of the tax cut. State budget officals say the tax cut could cost the government 1.2 billion dollars in the first year.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Matt Kalish.

Intro: 
The Republican led General Assembly is at odds with Governor Jay Nixon over the vetoed tax bill
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The Missouri Republican Party voiced opposition to Attorney General Chris Koster's letter about the potential cost of the tax cut bill to the state government.

Party spokesperson Matt Wills says the letter didn't do a good job explaining the bill.

Actuality:  GOPSPOKE.WAV
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Description: It's a lot of hyperbole and doesn't quite go to the ends exactly what 253 is and what it does.

He also criticized the statement for assuming the tax cuts go into affect all at once and criticized the governor' staff for not working with lawmakers during session.

State budget officals say the tax bill could cost the government 1.2 billion dollars in first year if lawmakers override the veto.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Matt Kalish


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