This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Before leaving town for a trade trip to Asia, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made clear to the state Senate that he dislikes the business tax-cut package that the chamber has approved.
In particular, Nixon said in a statement that he “strongly opposes the large sales tax increase contained in” the bill, SB26.
The Senate gave final approval to the measure on Tuesday, by a vote of 23-11. The supportive votes were exactly enough to override a possible Nixon veto. All 10 Democrats opposed the bill, along with one Republican.