Texas Governor Backs Missouri Tax Cut

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (August 22, 2013)--Texas Gov. Rick Perry waded into Missouri's political battle over tax cuts Thursday, telling The Associated he believes the state’s lawmakers should override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation that would have cut 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 TV ad in Missouri touting Texas' low taxes and regulations on businesses.

Perry is scheduled to visit the state on Aug. 29 and 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 tax-cut bill.

Missouri lawmakers are scheduled to convene on Sept. 11 to consider veto overrides.

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