Texas Gov. Rick Perry backs Missouri income tax cut
Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 1:48 p.m. CDT;
updated 12:50 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 27, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is wading into Missouri's political battle over tax cuts.
Perry told The Associated Press on Thursday that he believes Missouri lawmakers should override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation cutting state income taxes.
A Texas economic development group began airing a radio ad Thursday in Missouri criticizing Nixon's veto and encouraging Missouri businesses to consider moving to Texas. The group also is running a Missouri TV ad touting Texas' low taxes and regulations on businesses.
Perry is set to visit Missouri on Aug. 29. He plans to meet with business leaders, speak at a Missouri Chamber of Commerce luncheon and attend an evening event hosted by groups backing a veto override of the taxcut bill.
Missouri lawmakers are to convene Sept. 11 to consider veto overrides.
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