NFIB State Director Brad Jones spoke with St. Louis Record’s Juliette Fairley on the end of the General Assembly’s 2023 legislative session.
When asked about the state budget, Jones said:
“Unfortunately, small businesses didn’t win the popularity contest when it came to the state budget. With the state being flush with revenue, it seems like it would have been a good time to lower the tax rate for our job creators.”
During their conversation, Jones also discussed why the bar should be raised to change Missouri’s constitution, saying:
“We’ve been at 50% for a pretty long time on passing constitutional amendments and that’s what the problem is. The legislature is treating the Constitution like it’s a statute. And the thinking is that if you’re going to change the constitution, then it should be at a higher standard.”