71
      Wednesday
      91 / 69
      Thursday
      92 / 70
      Friday
      91 / 68

      Analysis: Mo. GOP senators divided on tax cut plan

      Some republican state senators are divided on how to cut income taxes this year.
      Republicans in charge of Missouri's Legislature remain committed to cutting income taxes this year. But at the midpoint of their session, senators are still divided about how to do that.

      There is no consensus about how large of a tax cut to pursue, whose taxes to cut and whether a tax cut should be contingent on other factors.

      Senators have debated several different approaches without taking a vote. Some Republicans want to compromise and pass a tax cut that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon might sign into law. Others prefer to disregard the governor's objections and pass a tax cut that might require a veto override to enact.

      The Republican-led House already has passed two tax cut plans that don't abide by Nixon's criteria.

      Lawmakers return from spring break Monday.