Let your elected leaders in Jefferson City know that you want to keep more of your hard-earned money. Sign AFP-Missouri’s petition urging state legislators to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of the first tax reduction in 92 years.

Why do we need Tax Reform? Take a look at Missouri’s economic competitiveness by the numbers:

• Missouri is ranked 42 in economic growth over the past 10 years.

• Missouri’s GDP is ranked 47th over the past 10 years.

• Missouri went from 7th in 2012 to 23rd in 2013 in economic outlook and competitiveness.

• Missouri experienced a population loss in each of the last three years.

While 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.

If you are disappointed in Governor Nixon’s decision to veto the first income tax reduction in 90 years, sign below to encourage an override of the Governor’s veto.