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State of the State: Missouri Chamber 
supports governor’s call for tax reform

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Gov. Eric Greitens reaffirmed his commitment to improving Missouri’s economy on Jan. 10 during his 2018 State of the State address.

Greitens said he would soon unveil a plan to reform taxes in Missouri.

“It is the boldest state tax reform in America,” he said. “And with your help, we will lower taxes for working families and make it easier for businesses to come to Missouri and create jobs. And we will do it in a way that is fiscally sound, maintains our state’s triple-A credit rating, and does not burden our children with debt.”

In his speech, Greitens asked lawmakers to help pass these tax changes this year.

“In 2018, I want this body to cut taxes for the people of Missouri, and to cut taxes for businesses that create jobs. Let’s get it done,” he said.

Following the speech, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry released a statement thanking the governor for focusing on tax reform.

“Missouri’s economic trajectory has risen since Gov. Eric Greitens took office last year. The General Assembly can help sustain this success by following last year’s productive legislative session with a continued effort toward meaningful state tax reform,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President and CEO. “Missouri’s inconsistent tax structure has been a frustrating impediment to business growth for far too long. On behalf of our state’s business community, I would like to thank Gov. Greitens for making tax reform a priority. We will work with the General Assembly to advocate for this becoming a reality in 2018.”

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