CHICAGO – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a gradual $700 million $800 million tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, calling the plan irresponsible and harmful to the state’s budget and economy.

“With a price tag of $800 million, this legislation is an ill-conceived, fiscally irresponsible experiment that would hurt our economy and jeopardize funding for education and other vital public services,” the Democratic governor said in a statement announcing his veto of House Bill 253.

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