To the Editor:
The Coalition for Missouri’s Future would like to thank those Missouri legislators who stood up for Missouri values and voted against the override of Governor Nixon’s veto of HB 253.
Missourians statewide communicated with their legislators and asked them to protect education and critical services throughout Missouri, and they will remember those legislators who listened.
Though HB 253 wasn’t the right path for the Show-Me state, we are pleased that the veto of HB 253 will stand, and we look forward to working with lawmakers this fall and during the 2014 legislative session to develop a comprehensive economic development package that invests in public K-12 and higher education, infrastructure and other critical services for all Missourians, strengthens Missouri’s middle class and keeps Missouri competitive in the 21st century global economy.
– Traci Gleason,
Missouri Budget Project