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Mo. Legislature to Decide on Override of Gov. Nixon’s Veto

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon  (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) - Missouri lawmakers could decide this week whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an income tax cut.

An override would require a two-thirds vote of both the House and Senate.

There are 108 Republicans in the Missouri House, and if they want to override Nixon’s tax cut veto, they’ll need help from at least one Democrat.

House Majority Leader John Diehl, R-Town and Country, says he believes he has enough votes to override the veto.

The Missouri Grocers Association supports the override.

Dan Shaul is the Director of the Grocers Association and tells KMOX businesses need the cut to re-invest in the future, their structures and the community.

“The governor has done a great misfortune to the citizens of the state saying that education is going to suffer, we’re all going to suffer,” he says. “This bill, as in last year’s bill, it’s very clear there has to be a net increase on revenue generated through the tax system before any of these cuts take effect.”

The legislation would phase in the tax cuts starting in 2017, and only if state revenues grew by at least $150 million over their high mark from the previous three years.

Shaul is running for Republican State Representative of North Eastern Jefferson County.

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