At 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, Gov. Jay Nixon, public school teachers and elementary, secondary and higher education leaders will call for comprehensive tax-credit reform during a news conference outside the Governor’s office in the State Capitol. The governor and education leaders will address the need for tax credit reform to ensure that the state is able to continue to invest in job-training and education programs across Missouri.
Several weeks ago, the governor addressed the need to reform the state’s tax credits during remarks on the campuses of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Missouri-Columbia and Washington University in St. Louis. In his remarks, the governor noted that some tax credits are delivering a positive return on investment for some taxpayers, but some fail to meet that standard. Greater accountability, responsibility and focus are necessary in the tax credit system to ensure the greatest possible return for taxpayers.