Missouri House approves tax cut
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Missouri House approves tax cut

Date: April 30, 2009
By: Brian Jarvis
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Missouri lawmakers not only approved a tax cut but voted to make them permanent.

Brian Jarvis has more at the state capitol.   

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Winning by only nine votes, the House said yes to an amendment that would give Missourians a permanent tax cut.   

Republican House Representative Bryan Pratt sponsored the amendment.

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Description: "And for those that think that the only people in the world that can get us out of a recession is state government in Jefferson City, they are misguided. This money is taxpayer dollars. This money is sent to us on the backs of hardworking Missourians."
  

The tax cut would use $1 billion dollars of federal stimulus money. 

Missouri expects to receive $4 billion as part of the total stimulus package.

Democrats say a tax cut is not what federal dollars are meant for.  

From the state capitol, I'm Brian Jarvis.  


Intro: Outrage from Missouri Democrats failed to stop an amendment that promises a permanent tax cut.

Brian Jarvis has more in Jefferson City.  

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Led by the Republican majority, lawmakers voted yes on a bill that would give Missourians a billion dollar tax cut.

An amendment to the bill would make those tax cuts permanent.      

Democrats are opposed because they say it is irresponsible.

 

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Description: "We have commitments to the citizens of the state. We have commitments to provide our children education. We have commitments to have a clean world for them to grow up in. And you don't take a billion dollars out of our abilities to provide the necessary things to make sure our citizens live healthy and productive lives." 


The tax cut would be part of a $4 billion federal stimulus package.

Republican leaders say the bill should reach the Senate by the end of next week. 

From Jefferson City, I'm Brian Jarvis.