Missouri House gives final approval to income tax bill, sends it to governor
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Missouri House gives final approval to income tax bill, sends it to governor

Date: April 16, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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The House passed an income tax cut bill that opponents say will hurt education.
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Wrap: House Republicans pushed through an income tax cut bill that would reduce tax collections by more than 600 million dollars a year.

The measure was supported by one Democrat, Jefferson County Representative Jeff Roorda.

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Description: I have been a supporter of broad-based tax cuts my entire career in the legislature. This bill isn't perfect, but it's the only thing we've got to vote on this year.

After the vote, Governor Jay Nixon charged the bill would hurt funding for public schools.

That's the same argument Nixon made last year when he vetoed a similar tax plan. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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Governor Nixon has 15 days to decide whether to veto an income tax cut he has frequently attacked.
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Wrap: If Nixon vetoes the bill this year, the vote to override could be a lot closer.

All but 2 Republicans who sustained the governor's veto last year voted for this year's tax cut.

Among them was Kirksville Republican Representative Nate Walker.

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Description: This is a much better bill. It's a much simpler bill and the other bill had a couple tax increases in it and that was my concern with the pharmaceutical. I support this bill.

One Democrat joined the Republicans voting in favor of the bill.

If Republicans stay united, that one Democrat would provide the vote to override the governor's veto. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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Governor Nixon has harsh words for Republicans after they voted to pass an income tax cut bill
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Wrap: It was less than an hour after House Republicans sent Nixon a tax cut bill, but the governor launched an attack on Republicans for their approach to tax policy.

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Description: And once again, the General Assembly has voted to take money out of our public schools. Hundreds of millions of dollars a year and give it to some folks who just don't need it.

Nixon now has 15 days to decide whether or not to veto the bill. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.  


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