Perry Says Kansas Won’t Be Only State Coming After Missouri Businesses
August 30, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Missouri Thursday. Courtesy: Missouri Times

Texas Governor Rick Perry brought up the back-and-forth business border war between Kansas and Missouri during his swing through the St. Louis area Thursday.
“If they see the continual taxation burden in Missouri, it’s not just going to be Rick Perry showing up in Missouri knocking on the doors of all the businesses,” Perry said, according to the Associated Press.
The Texas Governor starred at two events in the St.Louis area. In one, his mission waste pitch his home state of Texas as an attractive place for Missouri businesses to move.
Perry has been featured on radio and TV commercials broadcast in Missouri leading up to Thursday’s appearance.
Perry says he is not offended when other governors recruit business in Texas.
“By competing against each other we make each other stronger,” Perry said.
Thursday evening at a political event in support of the Republican effort to override GovernorJay Nixon’s veto of a tax cut bill, the Missouri Times reported Perry claimed the tax cut and fewer regulations will help Missouri.
“’The fact is this: I truly believe that if you free-up individuals from over taxation, from over regulation, from over litigation, you make sure that you have public schools that are still delivering and skilled workforces, nobody is going to leave Missouri and leave anywhere,” Perry told the crowd, eliciting cheers.’
Missouri Governor Nixon spent part of Thursday in St. Louis as well.
He’s defending the veto and campaigning throughout Missouri. He’s hoping to round up enough votes to preserve his veto when lawmakers return to the Capitol for the veto session starting September 11.
“You take this fiscal experiment they’re running and take $850 million of general revenue out of this budget and imperil our triple-A credit rating, it is not the way to move the Show-Me State forward,” Nixon said Thursday.