• June 19, 2024

Missouri governor blocks debate of new sportsbetting legalization measure

The governor for the American state of Missouri has reportedly blocked an effort by legislators to consider a measure on the potential legalization of sportsbetting as part of a special session convened to deal with a proposed cut in local income tax rates.

According to a Monday report from the St Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper, the move from Mike Parson (pictured) came as members of the Missouri House of Representatives reconvened in order to debate his plan to slash the top individual income tax rate by nearly 10% and increase the standard deduction for individuals by $2,000. The proposition from the Republican governor is purportedly moreover looking to eliminate the lowest income tax bracket and expand the basic abatement for married joint filers by as much as $4,000.

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