Missouri business groups pile on

Just heard a new radio ad supporting the override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the income tax-cut bill from a national business group.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce hosted Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the St. Louis area yesterday.

Some local chambers – at least in Springfield and Columbia – have decided to oppose an override of the tax-cut veto. ┬áThe St. Louis Regional Chamber hasn’t taken a stand either way.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Voice of Free Enterprise affiliate has been supporting the efforts to override the veto along with the Missouri Chamber and Grow Missouri. They released a new ad on August 6, which you can listen to here.

Radio Ad – NFIB VFE

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Rick Perry’s new political campaign

The target? Missouri businesses.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears in television ads paid for by TexasOne, an economic development marketing non-profit he helped start. The ad is airing in St. Louis, Springfield and Columbia-Jefferson City.

The message? Texas is better for businesses – less regulation, no income tax, more incentives.

States market themselves and compete with each other to be the “best” for a company to locate in all the time. The difference here, though, is the public nature of Perry’s pitch to businesses. At least that’s the issue Missouri’s Secretary of State Jason Kander emphasized in an interview for MDN/KMOX, calling Perry out for “poaching” jobs and trying to “depress Missouri’s economy.”

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