News Conference Held: NO to HB 253

Posted on 09/10/2013 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

It was full court press at the AARP Missouri State Office on September 9 at 1:30 p.m.!

AARP Missouri staged a news conference in collaboration with the Coalition for Missouri’s Future, of which it is a member.  The coalition represents more than 40 business, labor, education, healthcare and civic organizations who have come together to oppose bad ideas that stop Missouri’s progress.

The news conference focused on HB 253 – a hotly debated bill that was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon during the 2013 legislative session

HB 253 News Conference at the AARP Missouri state office.

HB 253 News Conference at the AARP Missouri state office.

. The proposed bill would cut the corporate tax rate from 6.25% to 3.25% and reduce the personal income tax from 6% to 5.5% over 10 years. It would also phase in a new 50% deduction on business income.

Speakers during the news conference (pictured left to right): Alan Flory, CEO for ReDisCover; Norma Collins, AARP Missouri associate state director for Advocacy; and Dale Herl, superintendent for the Independence School District.

The Missouri legislature will return to the state capitol on September 11 for a veto session – of which HB 253 is on the docket.