Attempt to Override Mo. Governor's Tax Cut Veto Fails

Scared folks with tales of social service and education cuts


Missouri will not reduce income and business taxes after a Republican effort to override Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's veto of tax cuts failed to garner the two-thirds majority in the state House of Representatives.

Nixon had vetoed the cuts, and barnstormed the state in opposition, saying revenue would decline so much that social programs and education spending would be gutted.