MO Gov. Nixon: S.B. 509 will shut down basic services

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(KTVI) – Some lawmakers say Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is being overly dramatic about an income tax cut passed by the legislature.

Nixon’s office says a provision in the bill could eliminate taxes on all income over $9,000. The governor says that would cost the state $4.8-billion a year.

“Senate Bill 509 would force the outright elimination of the most basic services Missourians count on from their government,” he explained. “Teachers would be laid off, schools would shut their doors, prisons would close, mental health facilities would be shuttered and the AAA credit rating we’ve boasted for decades would be downgraded.”

Republicans said the bill would adjust tax brackets so people would still owe some taxes. They are vowing to try to override Nixon’s likely veto.

Read more on Governor Nixon’s analysis of the bill.

See reaction from bill sponsor Will Kraus (R) – Lee’s Summit.


  • tiredofourgovernment

    This guy whines just like Obummer when he doesn’t get something that he wants. BOOOO HOOOO when will he realize that this will help the people of this state.
    And he obviously doesn’t realize that this won’t start for a couple of years. So what is the big deal. Oh wait it’s a scare tactic that the Dems are soo good at throwing out there when we want more money in our pockets.
    PFFFFT get over it

    • littlelizard

      By scare tactics do you mean like ” If we don’t get what we want we will shut down the Govt and trash the economy” that the Repuibs did ?

  • Julia Bowen

    The problem is that the politicians lie so much that you never know what or who to believe. I, for one, don’t believe any of them anymore and am disgusted by decisions that are being made based on how well they wll serve that particular political person and NOT what is best for the residents of the State of Missouri.

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