Debate over Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of an income tax bill was fierce in the Missouri House and the governor prevailed.
The Republican majority was unable to muster the votes to make the $700 million tax cut into law.
The measure would have cut business taxes in half. Personal taxes would have been cut disproportionately.
Clay County Democrat Jon Carpenter called it unfair.
A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over a proposed constitutional amendment requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.