AFP – MO in the Missouri Times Discussing HB 253

August 26, 2013

Kirksville, MO – The Missouri Times covered the Grow Missouri coalition event where area business leaders has an opportunity to share their views on tax reform and tax reductions with Representative Nate Walker.

Please take a moment to read an excerpt of the story where Americans for Prosperity State Director Patrick Werner is quoted:

Most of the other meetings that the Grow Missouri bus is traveling to takes place in a different event setting with several being town hall style discussions, like an event in Farmington Tuesday evening, or luncheons, like an event Friday afternoon in Jefferson City.

Patrick Werner, State Director for Americans for Prosperity: Missouri, said the stops were chosen for different reasons, be it population or need for messaging. For Kirksville, he said since Walker was one of the first representatives to express concerns about HB 253, Grow Missouri supporters wanted to better understand why.

“And you know, he told us what concerns he had and he said he was going to keep on listening to each side,” Werner said shortly after the end of the meeting. “Elected officials are getting it from both sides, so they’re struggling.”

Werner added what he saw at the meeting was an example of something he sees statewide: a growing debate about ideologies rather than about the bill number.

To read the entire Missouri Times article, please click here:

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