Grisamore Leaning Against Override

Rep. Jeff Grisamore says that he’s officially undecided on how he will vote on the HB 253 (tax cut) override.  But that he’s “leaning against the override.”  Although he supports tax cuts as a way to compete with the Kansas border, he has “grave concerns” about the potential negative impact the bill might have on what he considers his top priority – taking care of Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens.

 

While Grisamore’s concerns are good news for Governor Jay Nixon’s effort to sustain his veto, he’s hardly in the tank for the governor.  He said that he found it “disgusting” that the second floor was using people with disabilities as “human shields” in this battle over HB 253, and he looked forward to direct talks with the governor’s office as he determined how he would vote in September.

 

Grisamore missed the final House vote on HB 253 because he was one the Senate side of the building.

 

Originally in July 24 MOScout.