Brian Jarvis has more at the state capitol.
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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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.
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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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.