Tuesday was a historic day in the Missouri legislature. For the first time in 93 years, a tax-cut bill was passed when 108 republicans and one democrat voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a tax cut bill. State Representative Charlie Davis tells News Talk KZRG who voted in their favor.
"We had one democrat representative, Keith English, that is a pro-tax-cut individual, and as a matter-of-fact, he's pretty conservative in all of his issues."
Over all, Davis says it was an exciting day.
"When you look at what the citizens of the state of Missouri, both republicans and democrats asked us to do, it was to provide economic relief, tax relief, and do whatever we could to bring business back to Missouri."
The new law goes into effect January 1, 2017; lowering the personal income tax rate from 6 percent to 5.5 percent. It'll also allow a 25 percent deduction for business owners to deduct from their personal income taxes as long as the state sees $150 million in general revenue growth.