For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2013

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Senator Jamilah Nasheed Commends Governor on Tax Legislation Stance

JEFFERSON CITY — This week, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, lauded Gov. Jay Nixon’s stand in opposing Senate Bill 26, which would increase the state sales tax by one-tenth of a percent beginning in 2014 until it reaches 4.5 percent in 2018. Senator Nasheed voted against the legislation in the Missouri Senate.

“The governor’s concern for Missouri’s low-income citizens and veterans was obvious as he outlined what could be considered major flaws in legislation that would affect every economic level,” said Sen. Nasheed.  “Unfortunately, as the governor points out, it is the lower economic groups that would be most detrimentally affected.”

Senator Nasheed continued, “The economic downturn continues to hold Missourians down, and raising taxes will only further tighten the belts of folks with no other remaining room to give. I am very pleased our governor sees the need to address the problems of this bill.”

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