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Missouri Governor Vetoes Tax Cut Bill

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 509 Thursday, calling it an unaffordable plan that would take resources away from state services.
JOPLIN, MO.--- Supporters of a Missouri tax cut bill may be going back for a second try. Governor Jay Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 509 Thursday, calling it an unaffordable plan that would take resources away from state services. State Senator Ron Richard of Joplin voted for the measure and says the governor's reasoning is flawed. He points out the bill requires big increases in state revenue before the income tax cuts would go into effect.

"If revenues don't increase $150 million a year, it doesn't happen anyway. The governor said he wanted to put more money in education, that's why it doesn't start for a couple of years," said Senator Ron Richard, Missouri District 32. 

Senator Richard expects lawmakers to discuss a potential veto override during next week's session.
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