United for Missouri’s Future

2013 Legislature Year End Review

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Dekalb County Courthouse – Basement Room
109 West Main Street
Maysville, MO 64469

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Gladstone Community Center
6901 N Holmes St
Gladstone, MO 64118
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The first regular session of the Missouri 97th General Assembly came to an end on May 17, 2013.  As usual, there was some good, some bad and some ugly!

Some of the ugly has come in the form of vetoes by Governor Nixon. One of these is his veto of House Bill (HB) 253, the first state income tax cut in almost 100 years! The legislature is one vote away from passing this historic tax cut. CLICK HERE to support an override of Governor Nixon’s veto of the tax cut bill.

Governor Nixon gave several reasons why he vetoed this tax cut for all working Missourians. None of them are worthy of a veto. That is unless you agree with Governor Nixon that the state needs your money more than you and your family! The legislature is one vote away from passing this historic tax cut. CLICK HERE to support an override of Governor Nixon’s veto of the tax cut bill.

The Problem with Missouri’s Income Tax Code:

  • It has been nearly 100 years since Missouri taxpayers have seen a reduction in income tax rates.
  • Missouri has a budget surplus of over $400 million and some politicians and special interests want to spend that money in Jefferson City instead of returning it to taxpayers.
  • Missourians believe returning money to taxpayers when there are surpluses is a good idea. (Top issue ahead of investing in K-12 education, saving for the future or expanding social programs.)
  • Surveys consistently show that Missourians think government spending is full of waste. (63% believe that 20% or more of expenditures go to wasteful projects and programs.)
  • Missourians are facing higher taxes through federal laws like Obamacare.
  • Missouri can’t compete with other states in the Midwest that either don’t tax income or that have recently reduced their income tax rates.
  • MISSOURI RANKS 48th IN ECONOMIC GROWTH OVER THE LAST DECADE.

Oklahoma and Kansas are quickly pulling ahead of Missouri in tax policy and economic growth. Both have cut state income taxes. Both have seen revenue growth.  The Missouri legislature will decide on September 11, 2013 whether we as a state sit on the sideline watching our neighboring states pull ahead or whether we get competitive with the modest steps contained in HB253! The legislature is one vote away from passing this historic tax cut. CLICK HERE to support an override of Governor Nixon’s veto of the tax cut bill.

The Solution:

Lower the Income Tax for All Missourians for the First Time in Nearly 100 Years!

On September 11, our state legislators will vote on whether all Missouri families deserve to lower their income taxes for the first time in nearly 100 years.  Since this vote is likely, and could be close, calling your elected official is very important and timely now.  Please remind them that our state collects more revenue than it needs to spend and that money should be refunded to the taxpayers who earned it.

Passing House Bill 253 this September will help Missouri grow the size of the economy, not the size of government.

Key advantages to this broad based tax reform package include:

  • Lower income taxes for all Missourians for the first time in nearly 100 years.
  • responsible approach that utilizes revenue growth to trigger more tax breaks. If the state collects more than it needs, it returns that money back to taxpayers through a reduction in income tax rates.
  • No loopholes, no gimmicks, and no lobbyist needed. EVERY Missourian benefits.
  • Allows people who have become delinquent on their taxes the chance to get back into compliance with reduced penalties.
  • The reduction in state income taxes will help offset looming increases in federal taxes.

Learn more at GrowMissouri!

Throughout the session United for Missouri’s Future kept members and the general public informed on key issues happening during the legislative session.  United for Missouri provided opportunities for people to contact their legislators and government officials on these key issues.  Nearly 30,000 e-mails were sent during the 2013 legislative session!

United for Missouri’s Future is conducting educational regional meetings across the state to inform members and the general public on the outcome and status of three key issues during the session:

  • Details on the first state income tax cut in almost 100 years – HB253
  • Governor Nixon’s Department of Revenue Scandal (scanning, retaining and sharing of Missourians’ personal data)
  • Medicaid Expansion

Our next regional meetings will take place next week in Maysville and Gladstone (Kansas City).

United For Missouri’s Future

2013 Legislature Year End Review

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Dekalb County Courthouse – Basement Room
109 West Main Street
Maysville, MO 64469

Click Here to register to attend

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Gladstone Community Center
6901 N Holmes St
Gladstone, MO 64118
View Map

Click Here to register to attend 

 

I hope you can join us at one of these regional events next week. If not, look for one coming soon near you!

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