Gov.-elect plans accounting maneuvers, borrowing to ‘balance’ Ariz. budget.
House Republicans stuck together and picked up support from Rep. Keith English, D-Florissant.
JEFFERSON CITY • Rep. Keith English was in the spotlight last week, when he knocked out his opponent in a mixed martial arts competition here that drew a noisy crowd of legislators and raised money for charity.
The income tax cut had been vetoed by Nixon, who said it threatens school funding and favors the wealthy.
JEFFERSON CITY -- Democrats hold fewer than a third of the seats in the Missouri House, so they don't often sit in the driver's seat.
Republicans supporters vow a veto override fight.
Nixon claims the bill would eliminate income tax for earners in the top bracket; Republicans dismiss the idea.
A showdown looms over the measure.
JEFFERSON CITY • Breaking a months-long stalemate, Missouri's Republican state senators coalesced Wednesday night behind an income tax cut that could reduce state revenue by about $500 million annually.
JEFFERSON CITY • Five days before filing opens for the August primary election, 14 House Republicans had a chance Thursday to redeem themselves with a pro-business lobbying group they angered last fall.
He could support cutting top personal income tax rate to 5.75 percent if funding for public education is preserved.
In his most impassioned State of the State address, he also defends public school teachers and urges expansion of Medicaid.
Tax credits also may be involved as Republicans work on new, narrower plan this session.
Jones wants Koster to say whether Nixon's claims are accurate.
Republicans are not sure if they have enough votes to override Gov. Jay Nixon.
Stumps for business support ahead of veto session
Political mega-donor Rex Sinquefield gives $1.3 million to effort pushing override of Nixon's tax cut veto.
JEFFERSON CITY • By vetoing six bills today, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has matched his record in 2009 of rejecting 23 bills from one legislative session.
The Missouri Legislature passed the legislation — the first cut to state income taxes on individuals and businesses in 90 years — this week.
State revenue could decrease by $700 million in 10 years.