Mo. Governor Jay Nixon, KC Mayor Sly James and FreightQuote Executives cut ribbon on new south KC building.
Missouri Governor Jay Mixon defended his tax cut veto at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new building in Kansas City Tuesday. Nixon was on hand for the opening of the FreightQuote offices. The company Moved to Kansas City from across the Kansas state line from Johnson County. The company was lured to Missouri by a set if state and
Local tax breaks offered to them.
“This is an example of what it takes,” said Nixon, “a public private partnership.”
The Governor said the current set if tax incentives worked better for the state than the broad tax cut bill he vetoed earlier. The tax cut bill lowered some business taxes and personal taxes in Missouri. Nixon vetoed the bill saying it would cyst education and other state services. Republicans in the legislature are
organizing a campaign to override the veto in September.
Nixon also pointed a survey released today showing Missouri placed in the top 10 states a cording Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2013.