More Progress in Fight for Less Government in Missouri
This is shaping up to be a good week. Today, Combest again linked to a couple more stories that involve a reduction of government in our lives. First and foremost, I want to strongly commend the leadership of Jefferson County for choosing to ban red light cameras in the unincorporated areas of the county. (Their ability to ban them in the incorporated areas is very limited.) This is an example of leaders placing liberty above tax revenues, and I think it is terrific.
Second, it appears that the state’s business franchise tax will be eliminated. This was a key part of the legislature’s “Fix the Six” agenda, and the governor has indicated that he will sign the legislation phasing out the tax. This is a tax change that will benefit all businesses in the state (at least all large enough to qualify to pay it) — not just those chosen for special tax treatment.
So far this week, we have serious movement on lower taxes, reduced government intrusions, fewer government officials, and municipal disincorporation. Although all of those things may not come through, I’d say this has been a great week.