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Parson to visit Columbia on tax cut pitch tour


Gov. Mike Parson will visit Columbia on Thursday to pitch his plans for a special session to cut taxes.

Parson will be at Clary-Shy Park -- home of the Columbia Farmers Market -- at 9 a.m. The governor will talk about an upcoming special session of the General Assembly to consider a plan to cut more than $700 million in income taxes and extend agricultural tax credits.

Democrats are opposed to the plan, saying permanent tax cuts should not be based on a state treasury bloated by one-time COVID-19 funding.

The session will start after Labor Day, Parson said this week. The income tax cut and agricultural tax credits will be part of the same bill, which will be introduced in the Missouri Senate, Parson said.

Parson's visit is part of a weeklong tour of the state to talk about the tax cuts.

Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe will introduce Parson on Thursday.

The event will be streamed live on

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