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Greitens reschedules tax tour

Gov. Eric Greitens’ spokesman stated Monday the Republican governor is rescheduling a deliberate tour of Missouri to advertise his new tax-reform plan.

“The Governor is dedicated to rolling out his plan to chop taxes for working households—and can lay out his rules for tax reform this week,” stated Parker Briden in a written assertion. “The tour to advertise the plan is being rescheduled.”

Briden informed the Information-Chief concerning the tour Wednesday night time — after the governor’s State of the State tackle, and earlier than Greitens admitted that he had an extramarital relationship together with his hairdresser and denied that he allegedly threatened to launch a photograph of the lady in a compromising place if she talked concerning the affair.

The tour as scheduled appeared to incorporate stops at companies in St. Peters, Poplar Bluff, Springfield, Joplin, Riverside, St. Joseph, Macon and Palmyra, in line with notices on the planning web site Eventbrite. 

It’s unclear when the tour would happen, although Briden clarified “possible not earlier than subsequent Friday.”

Within the speech, Greitens promised to put out “the boldest state tax reform in America” to decrease taxes for working households and appeal to companies “in a means that’s fiscally sound, maintains our state’s triple-A credit standing, and doesn’t burden our youngsters with debt.”

“In 2018, I would like this physique to chop taxes for the individuals of Missouri, and to chop taxes for companies that create jobs,” Greitens stated within the speech. “Let’s get it finished.”

Mizzou professor not operating for Senate

An conservative economics professor on the College of Missouri-Columbia has determined towards a bid for U.S. Senate.

Aaron Hedlund, a Mizzou professor who spoke to the Greene County Pachyderms last fall, referenced big donations to opponents as roadblocks to his own potential campaign. 

“One thing I have discovered after talking to scores of voters from across the state is that people ache for bold, no-nonsense leadership that solves problems and doesn’t make excuses,” Hedlund told the News-Leader in a written statement. “For that reason, Missourians deserve sharp relief from Claire McCaskill’s sorry record in the Senate. However, given the short runway between now and the August GOP primary, I don’t see a path to being able to successfully compete against the unprecedented floodgates of money that are…