Foes Consider Referendum Drive on Missouri Tax Cut

5 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 21 2014 May 21, 2014 Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:50:00 AM CDT May 21, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Some opponents of a Missouri income tax cut say they're contemplating pursuing a referendum that would put the issue before voters.

The Republican-led Legislature enacted the tax cut this spring by overriding a veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The measure would gradually reduce Missouri's top individual income tax rate and phase in a new business income deduction starting in 2017.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1lEm3E1 ) that some groups opposed to the tax cut are considering a referendum petition.

They would have 90 day so gather a little less than 100,000 petition signatures from around the state in order to put a repeal of the tax cut on the ballot.

The last referendum occurred in 1982, when a law permitting bigger trucks on Missouri highways was overruled by voters.

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