Missouri Chamber starts television campaign to educate Missourians about the benefits of House Bill 253

The Missouri Chamber is part of a coalition working together to secure a veto override

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry will begin airing commercials on July 15 to ask Missourians to urge their lawmakers to support a veto override of House Bill 253.  In speaking with employer members, the Missouri Chamber has learned that the overwhelming majority support the broad-based tax relief included in House Bill 253, when they understand the details of the bill.  Bringing the facts to Missourians across the state is the goal of the Missouri Chamber’s television buy.

“Missouri families and business have been through tough times, but our economy is finally improving.  Now for the first time in nearly 100 years, our state legislators want to take a budget surplus and return it to Missouri taxpayers to help every Missourian,” says Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO, in the commercial.

The commercial will be airing through July in markets across Missouri.  Click link to view commercial.

The Missouri Chamber is part of a broad coalition of business and consumer groups focusing efforts on the HB 253 veto override.  The coalition name is Grow Missouri.  You can visit the coalition website at www.growmissouri.com.

“Reducing the tax burden on Missouri’s job creators and workers has been part of our agenda for more than a decade.  But while legislative efforts have been blocked in Missouri, we’ve watched our neighboring states pass us by,” said Mehan.  “We’re this close now and we are ready to fight to see it through.  We owe it to all working Missourians.”

If the campaign is successful, Missourians would receive a $384 million tax cut.  Missouri small employers will see their taxes reduced as well, and all employers will have their corporate tax rate cut in half.   The legislation is a common-sense approach to controlling the growth of state government.  The rate reductions would not go into effect unless the state has revenue growth of $100 million each year, guaranteeing a growth of $1 billion over 10 years before the full reductions are realized.

“The bill contains protections for the state, should the economy take a swing downward,” Mehan said.  “It is a well-thought out strategy to help Missouri invest economic growth back into our employers and workers, not into the growth of government.  We hope lawmakers will come back in September motivated to finish what they started and override the veto of HB 253.”

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.mochamber.com) was founded in 1923 and is the largest business organization in Missouri, representing almost 3,000 employers, providing more than 425,000 jobs for Missourians.


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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry understands that the quality of life in our state depends on quality jobs for Missourians. To that end, we have one simple mission: to protect and advance Missouri business.

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