Taxes

Texas Governor Zaps Missouri Counterpart Over Veto of Income Tax Cut

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ST. LOUIS — Texas Gov. Rick Perry warned Thursday that unless Missouri lawmakers override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut, he won't be the only governor trying to lure business away from Missouri.

Perry, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, had the final word as two governors made appearances in the St. Louis area Thursday in which they offered widely different views of Missouri's income tax cut plan….
At the rally, Perry made no apologies for a series of ads airing in Missouri that criticize Nixon's veto and tout Texas as a good place to do business. He said he isn't offended when Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor from neighboring Louisiana, tries to poach business from Texas.

"By competing against each other we make each other stronger," Perry said.