Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Not only is Gov. Jay Nixon communicating opposition to recommendations from the commission that he created (as I have discussed previously), he is continuing to issue targeted tax credits to companies. From an article in the Columbus Business Journal:
Incentives from the state of Missouri are helping Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. build a new production and distribution facility there.
The Marysville-based lawn and garden care company will receive more than $350,000 in tax credits and grants in exchange for investing $8 million in a new fertilizer production operation in Wright City, Mo., expected to employ 14 upon opening and 25 once fully operational.
Actions speak louder than words. Although the governor may vocalize opposition to tax credit programs in Missouri, his actions suggest otherwise.