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The incoming Speaker of the Missouri House is hinting of a battle with Governor Jay Nixon over tax credits.
A committee appointed by the Democratic governor has recommended eliminating nearly half of the state's tax credit programs. House Speaker-elect Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) says he has doubts about the accuracy of the tax credit committee report.
"My preliminary evaluation of it is (that) they've used false data and incorrect conclusions to come up with the recommendations," Tilley told reporters at a press conference today.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: July 7, 2008 - Last December, state Rep. Rachel Storch, D-64th District, was among those at the annual Christmas party given by the Roberts Co., the real estate and communications business owned by brothers Michael and Steve Roberts. Storch's attendance demonstrated the good relations she enjoys with the brothers. So, nobody was more surprised than she when, about four months after the party, the son of Michael Roberts, Michael Roberts Jr. -- he prefers "Mike" -- announced that he would challenge Storch in the Aug. 5 Democratic primary.