State of Missouri Archives: on Tax Reform


Jay Nixon: Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment

A bi-partisan tax credit commission spent four months reviewing Missouri's 61 tax credit programs. They looked at which credits are giving taxpayers a good return on their investment--and which are not. I ask the members of the Legislature to allow this commission to present its recommendations at open hearings in the House and Senate. We should give the commission's report serious and full consideration. Because Missourians work hard for their money. We owe it to taxpayers to make sure they get the best bang for their buck. Creating jobs. Balancing the budget without raising taxes. Investing in the future. Making government smarter and more efficient. All of these things are essential to the well-being of our state.
Source: 2011 Missouri State of the State Address Jan 19, 2011

Bob Holden: $2B in tax relief in last 6 years; now tighten our belts

Missourians are enjoying unprecedented tax relief. In total, the combination of tax cuts, tax credits, and tax refunds have returned almost $2 billion to Missouri taxpayers during the past six years. However, the combination of a slowing economy, deep tax cuts, and unexpected mandatory expenses have put stress on our state budget. Therefore, the first priority of this legislative session must be to tighten our belts and deliver a balanced budget.
Source: 2001 State of the State speech in Missouri House Chambers Jan 30, 2001

Nancy Farmer: Opposes flat-tax structure and majority vote on taxes

Q: Do you support a flat tax structure for state income taxes?
A: No.

Q: Do you support the recent amendment to the Constitution of Missouri that requires all major tax increases be submitted to a vote of the people?
A: No.

Source: 1996 Missouri National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 1996

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