Governor Nixon opposes a bill dealing with vehicle taxes.
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Governor Nixon opposes a bill dealing with vehicle taxes.

Date: September 4, 2012
By: Eric Stoyanov
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1329

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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon spoke out against a House bill regarding vehicle taxes on Tuesday.
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Wrap: The House bill establishes a retroactive tax on Missourians who purchased a car out-of-state or through a private transaction.

Nixon says this bill will impose taxes without voter approval, but the bill's sponsor, Kansas City Representative Ryan Silvey says that is not the case.

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Description: Any time these taxes have been voted on on local municipalities for the last 60 years, it was assumed that the tax would also apply to the sale on cars. So, to say that the individual never had a chance to vote on this, they did. They had a chance to vote everytime that the local sales tax rate was voted on.

Silvey says he will attempt to override the Governor's veto on the bill during the legislative veto session, which begins next Wednesday.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Eric Stoyanov.

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Republican Representative Ryan Silvey aims to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto on a bill regarding vehicle taxes
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Wrap: Democratic Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a house bill that establishes retroactive taxes on Missourians who purchased a car out-of-state or by a private transaction.

Kansas City area Representative Ryan Silvey says the current system encourages Missourians to buy their cars outside of Missouri.

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Description: I don't think it's wise of us to continue incentivizing out-of-state purchases of vehicles while we wait for January to roll around.

Nixon says the House bill will impose taxes on Missourians without voter approval.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Eric Stoyanov


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