As an organization that has helped lead tax reform efforts in Missouri for many years, the Show-Me Institute was pleased to see the legislature take a baby step of progress with the passage of last week’s tax cut. Make no mistake – this is a very modest tax reduction, and smaller than we had preferred. But this tax cut serves as a mile-marker on the path of greater reforms.
Thanks to the hard work of countless supporters of the free market, the pathway for tax reform is now opening wide. Policymakers are finally recognizing that the words “free market” actually mean something . . . and that free markets actually matter.
We believe this tax cut is just the first step on the road to enduring, people-empowering tax reform in this great state. We look forward to the future, and we hope you will join us on our journey to make our state even better.
– Patrick Ishmael
Policy Analyst, Show-Me Institute