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Income Tax Cut Dies in House

April 30, 1996
By: Jack Dolan
State Capital Bureau

Income tax reform fizzled without a vote in the House, Jack Dolan has the story from Jefferson City.

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Columbia Representative Ken Jacob begged his House colleagues not to load his income tax bill with amendments. He said the House leadership had given him until noon Tuesday to get a vote on the bill. After that, he said, it would be time to move on to other matters. At 11:56 an amendment to add a deduction for private school tuition was raised, and Jacob walked off the floor. Republican Don Lograsso from Kansas City says the time restriction was an artificial attempt to limit debate.

Actuality: Lograsso
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OutCue: ...bowing to that demand.
Contents: Lograsso said the House Democratic leadership was trying to put unreasonable restrictions on debate and amendments. He said leadership wanted House members to sit down and shut up. But he said the the membership wasn't going to bow down to that, not even the other Democrats.

After the session the bill's sponsor Ken Jacob said it's time to move on to other things. Chris Sifford, the Governor's spokesman, said it looks like income tax reform has little chance of passing now. He says the Governor is focusing on a sales tax cut on food instead. From Jefferson City, I'm Jack Dolan.