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.  The 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

The gist of the ad is fairly standard for pro-tax-cut rhetoric. “Keep more of your money because you know how to spend it better than the government,” type stuff.

My goal for this weekend, if I get enough time, is to add up all the advertising money spent on this campaign. It’s at least more than $3 million if the numbers reported about how much Rex Sinquefield has funneled into the campaign are correct. It’d also be interesting to request records of how much Nixon’s travel campaigning for his veto has cost the state.

House Speaker Tim Jones, whose successor will be chosen during the veto session, appeared with Perry at the Chesterfield event and criticized Nixon. It’s hard to know for certain, but it’s certainly looking difficult for this veto, at least, to be overridden.

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