Missouri Senate Votes to Override Tax Cut Veto

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Monday, May 05 2014 May 5, 2014 Monday, May 05, 2014 5:56:30 PM CDT May 05, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The stage is set for a showdown Tuesday in the Missouri House on whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.

The Republican-led Senate voted 23-8 Monday along party lines to get the minimum two-thirds majority for a veto override.

The House later began debate on the bill but delayed a vote until Tuesday.

House Republicans will need to vote as a block and gain support from at least one Democrat to complete the veto override.

Democratic Rep. Keith English, of suburban St. Louis, said Monday that he plans to vote for the tax cut.

The legislation would gradually reduce Missouri's top individual income tax rate from 6 percent to 5.5 percent and phase in a 25 percent deduction for business income reported on personal tax returns.

 

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