Missouri Lawmakers outline revised tax break package

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Top lawmakers have agreed on a slimmed-down package of tax breaks to be considered in a special
session.

House Speaker Rod Jetton says the economic-development proposal would include about 70 million dollars in tax breaks annually, once it's fully effective.

That's within the target that Governor Blunt set two weeks ago when he vetoed a bill that he said would have cost 200 million dollars. Key House and Senate members say they have eliminated items that Blunt opposed.

Jetton says he's ready for the governor to call the House into a special session. There's no indication when Blunt might call a special session.

A spokeswoman says he's waiting to be sure House and Senate leaders have agreed on a package that benefits everyone, not just interest groups.


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