QNN stock photo of Gov. Nixon speaking at Hermann High School on Veterans Day.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Earlier today in a news conference Gov. Jay Nixon said that he and legislative leaders have made “real progress” in discussion on taxes but emphasized his continued promise in fully funding the K-12 foundation formula as a top priority.
“Over the past several months we’ve had productive, substantive discussions with members of the legislature, including Senator Will Kraus and others, and this week we made some real progress”, Gov Nixon said.
Nixon also made it clear he would not support any tax cut unless the state’s K-12 funding formula was fully-funded as part of what Nixon outlined about what he would look for in a tax bill.
From a local stand point, if the formula were to be fully-funded it is estimated that the New Haven School District would receive over $100,000 in state funds.