The House speaker refused to consider a referendum on a 300 million dollar tax increase, Jack Dolan has the story from Jefferson City.
During debate on cutting state income tax, House Speaker Steve Gaw refused to allow discussion on whether a tax increase for education, passed in 1993, should be approved by the people this November. Tod Akin, from St. Louis, suggested the public vote.
House Ways and Means Committee chairman Ken Jacob from Columbia said Akin's suggestion is nonsense. Jacob said if Amendment 4 were applied retroactively, ninety percent of the state's revenue might disappear. From Jefferson City, I'm Jack Dolan.