JEFFERSON CITY — Education officials are joining Gov. Jay Nixon's call to rein in Missouri's tax credits.
Nixon scheduled a Capitol news conference Wednesday with public school teachers and officials representing K-12 schools, community colleges and universities. Nixon says they will be backing his effort to limit and reorganize Missouri's tax credit programs as a way to save money in future budgets.
Missouri has roughly 60 tax credit programs.
Nixon outlined a plan last month to reduce the programs to six new initiatives and to cap the total amount that can be authorized annually at about $314 million. The plan would need legislative approval.