GOP Sticks Together On Income Tax Cut

Posted by Dave Berry

By David A. Lieb

JEFFERSON CITY — After splintering last year, Missouri’s House Republicans banded together Thursday to pass a pair of tax cut plans with a vote strong enough to suggest that a veto override is within reach if Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon does not sign a tax reduction.

The House passed two versions of a potential income tax cut — one targeted at all businesses; the other affecting individuals and certain categories of businesses.

Every Republican who was present voted for the bills — a stark contrast from last September, when 15 House Republicans broke from the majority to prevent an override of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an income tax cut.

Source: Associated Press

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