With one vote to spare, the Missouri house overrode a previously vetoed bill on income taxation.
Wrap: The bill would gradually reduce the top individuals income tax rate from 6 to 5.5 percent and provide a 25 percent deduction from business income reported on individual returns.
At a press conference after the vote, House Speaker, Tim Jones of Sr. Louis County, called this day historic.
|Description: "Today, we lived up to the promise to Missourians to provide hardworking Missourians some of their money back so that they can grow their families, their farms and their small businesses."|
With the help of one Democrat, the Missouri House voted to override Governor Nixon's veto on an income taxation bill.
Wrap: The Republican party needed a little support to help override the Governor's veto by a two-thirds vote.
St. Louis County Representative Keith English was the only Democrat to vote in favor of the bill, providing the deciding vote for Republicans.
Some lawmakers questioned if there were any incentives for English's support of the measure.
House Majority leader, John Diehl shut down those accusations.
|Description: "I think this was an easy vote for him, I think he thought this was the right thing to do, and that's all there is to it."|
English was not around to answer questions about his vote.
The bill will not go into effect until 2017.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Arianna Poindexter.