That aforementioned tax cut plan pushed by House Republicans is getting a less than stellar reception from Senate Republicans and Gov. Jay Nixon. That's the crux of my latest story for the St. Louis Beacon.
Here's a bit of it:
Many legislators doubt there's enough time to implement a legislative change requiring the consent of the Missouri Senate. If the tax cut stalls, a number of projects originally slated to be funded with federal stimulus money could still be dead or in serious jeopardy.
The tax-cut plan could place the House in direct conflict with the Senate and Gov. Jay Nixon, who could have a difference of opinion about how to spend the stimulus money.
The end result? Gridlock, according to one key
Democrat on the Budget Committee. That means that less funds might be
spent this year than previously expected. That, he said, could be a
good thing -- especially since next year's budget could be even more
challenging than this year's.
Read the whole thing here.