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Missouri State Treasurer positioning himself as biggest tax cut proponent

Missouri’s State Treasurer is making a mark as a leading champion of tax cuts.

Republican Eric Schmitt of Glendale distinguished himself in the state legislature during the 2014 session when he authored a measure that lowers income taxes starting in 2018.

Last week, he sent an open letter to Missouri lawmakers asking them to not to change current law that binds the state standard tax deduction to its federal counterpart.

“We have a growth issue in this state,” Schmitt said in July.  “It’s my personal belief, and the belief, I think, of a lot of folks out there that we’re going to grow jobs by lowering the tax burden on working families.  And lowering the tax burden on small businesses so that they have more of their own money.”

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