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Future of bill giving tax breaks to restaurants, grocery stores up in the air

Date: August 27, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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At least one of Governor Nixon tax exemption vetoes may be upheld after the bill's sponsor admits the bill may not be taken up for an override.
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Wrap: Northeast Missouri Republican Representative Craig Redmon sponsored a bill the legislature passed on its final day that gives tax breaks for food production for restaurants and other food companies.

However, Redmon says he is not sure whether the bill will be taken up for an override.

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Description: We had the opportunity at summer caucus to present our case. I presented my case. I'll accept the up or down vote, whichever way the leader and the caucus want to go with it and gladly do that.

In his veto message, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon said the bill failed to account for the money it would take out of the budget.

The veto session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.

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The future of a bill giving tax breaks to food producers such as restaurants is uncertain two weeks before Missouri's veto session.
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Wrap: The bill's Republican sponsor said he introduced the bill to help the little guys, despite admitting the bill also helps the big food producers like KFC.

Democratic St. Louis County Representative Genise Montecillo says the bill will create a hole in the budget.

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Description: I was a no on this bill as I was on almost all of those tax exemption bills because I don't feel at this point we can afford to lose any additional revenues when we're underfunding education.

Lawmakers will convene for the annual veto session on Wednesday, September 10th.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.


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