Mo. Democrat Reconsidering Support for GOP Tax Cut
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The lone Democrat to vote for a Missouri income tax cut says he is reconsidering his support because of concerns raised by Gov. Jay Nixon.
House member Jeff Roorda, of Barnhart, joined Republicans last week in voting to pass legislation that would gradually cut income taxes for individuals and many business owners.
Nixon raised concerns Tuesday that the bill could eliminate taxes on all income over $9,000 and create a hole in the state budget.
Republican legislative leaders say that's absurd. They're vowing to try to override Nixon's likely veto.
An override requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers. That means Republicans would have to vote as a block and get the support of at least one House Democrat.
Roorda says he wants more information before voting on the override.