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Nixon: Republican Tax Cut Would Hurt Schools

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Gov. Jay Nixon was on a tour of schools to tout why he’s against the big Republican tax cut.

Nixon received a grand welcome from the marching band at Rockwood Summit High School, where he told the students, gathered in the gym, that if the $620 million tax cut were toppled, it could mean another $5 million for Rockwood schools alone.

But Nixon wouldn’t commit to an outright veto of the legislation.

“I expect you’ll hear from me pretty quickly on this, although we want to make sure we’ve got enough time so all Missourians understand the choice we have here,” he says. “And that choice is very clearwhether we’re going to fund our schools or continue to give huge tax breaks to incredibly wealthy people.”

Nixon wants to put $278 million of that funding to K-12 education.

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