Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following regarding the renters' portion of the Property Tax Credit, and reiterated his support for comprehensive, balanced, and broad-based tax credit reform:
"As Governor, I have focused on creating jobs, balancing the budget, and keeping Missouri's economy moving forward. That is why I have called on the General Assembly to send me a comprehensive package of tax credit reforms, this session, to ensure all of these programs provide a strong return for taxpayers, our communities and our economy. Effective tax credit reform must also be broad-based and balanced. A partial reform that eliminates a single program, such as the renters' portion of the Property Tax Credit, represents a flawed approach that I do not support. Both the House and Senate are considering broader tax credit reform legislation, and I urge them to continue working to get a comprehensive and balanced reform bill to my desk."