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Missouri’s House Speaker now says he doesn’t expect an override of an income tax cut the governor vetoed. As Speaker Jones told Chris McDaniel, he doesn’t think he has the votes.
Jones says it’s now likely that the bill won’t even be brought up in September’s veto session.
That’s in spite of the fact that 2.4 million dollars was spent by Rex Sinquefield to pressure lawmakers to vote for the tax cuts.
The governor spent a considerable amount of time on touring the state and criticizing the income tax bill.
Appearing on St. Louis Public Radio’s and the St. Louis Beacon’s Politically Speaking podcast, Jones criticized that focus.
“He has spent an inordinate amount of political capital and an inordinate amount of taxpayer funds on the airplane to complain about a bill that is very likely not going to be overridden. I mean, I think it would be a monumental achievement for us if we do," Jones said.
Jones added that income tax cuts will be a big priority next year.