Joplin, MO – As part of the Grow Missouri coalition Americans for Prosperity Missouri earned media coverage in the Joplin Globe its work to bring tax relief to Missouri families and businesses by working to override Governor Nixon’s veto of the first Missouri tax reduction in over 92 years.
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In the 2013 Missouri legislative session the House passed HB 253 which paved the way for the first tax reduction in Missouri in nearly 100 years! The bill reduces the individual income tax rate from 6% to 5.5% over a 10 year period. This bill will help stimulate Missouri’s stagnant economy by allowing hardworking Missourians to keep more of their hard earned money. The bill also reduces the corporate tax rate by 3% over the next decade to help ease the burden of our small business owners and job creators.
Governor Nixon vetoed HB 253 failing to embrace the free market principles that have launched neighboring states like Oklahoma and Kansas into economic growth.
Patrick Werner, State Director for Americans for Prosperity – Missouri said, “The Missouri legislature took a step in the right direction for lower taxes and smaller government, legislative action alone cannot solve this problem. Executive leadership, in cooperation with the legislature, is needed if we intend to turn things around and get this state moving in the right direction again.”
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org