Americans for Prosperity – Missouri Takes Tax Cut Message Down I-44

Feb 21, 2014 by AFP

ST LOUIS – AFP – Missouri continues its tax relief tour with stops in Washington, Rolla, Lebanon, and finishing at the state wide Lincoln Day dinner in Springfield to draw attention to the sweeping tax reform measures passed last year in other states around the nation but NOT in Missouri .  

Washington Stop with  Representative Paul Curtman
Friday, February 21st  
9:00 am
Cowan’s Restaurant
114 Elm Street in Washington

Rolla Stop with Senator Dan Brown
Friday, February 21st 
12:00 pm
Matt’s Steakhouse
12200 Dillon Outer Road in Rolla

Lebanon Stop
Friday, February 21st 
3:00 pm
Dowd’s Catfish & BBQ
1760 W. Elm Street in Lebanon

The tour will conclude at the state wide Lincoln Day event in Springfield as AFP – Missouri encourages lawmakers to take BOLD ACTION for meaningful tax relief for hardworking Missouri families and businesses.  

“Missouri’s economy languishes under an outdated tax code that imposes one of the highest marginal rates in the Midwest,” explained Patrick Werner, state director of Americans for Prosperity. “While our politicians tinker around the edges, forward-thinking legislators in the states of Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin are passing sweeping tax reform, slashing the burden on taxpayers, and making their states more competitive. It’s time for our legislators to go bold and pass real reform.”


In 2013 eighteen states passed tax cuts.  Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin passed reforms that will give taxpayers significant refunds. In the first year of going into effect, Indiana taxpayers will receive $250 million in tax relief, Iowa Taxpayers will receive $440 million, North Carolina taxpayers will receive $500 million, Ohio taxpayers will receive $900 million, and Wisconsin taxpayers will receive $325 million, while Missouri taxpayers would receive only $70 million.

“We can’t expect to restart our economy by making small tweaks while the entire tax system needs an overhaul,” Werner continued. “It’s time for Missouri to follow the example of many surrounding states and tackle tax reform head-on.”

For further information or an interview, please contact Patrick Werner at or 314-780-7687.