Nixon Won't Call Special Session on Income Tax Cut

6 years 11 months 16 hours ago Wednesday, September 04 2013 Sep 4, 2013 Wednesday, September 04, 2013 2:05:00 PM CDT September 04, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has no plans to call a special legislative session to craft a new version of a bill cutting income taxes.

Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said Wednesday that trying to put together a new bill at the last moment would be an irresponsible approach to a complex issue.

Nixon vetoed a bill earlier this year that would cut income taxes. Lawmakers are to convene Sept. 11 to consider overriding that veto.

Republican House member T.J. Berry, of Kearney, was the sponsor of that bill. He had asked Nixon to call a special session to begin the same day as the veto session. Berry says lawmakers could correct problems Nixon noted in the legislation.

Holste says Nixon is willing to work on the issue during the 2014 session.

 

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