Opponents of the $620-million tax cut that became law over a veto by Governor Nixon are considering a little-used provision in the Constitution to take the issue to Missouri voters.
Actions of the General Assembly can be overridden by referendum. The clause is difficult to use and hasn’t been tried since 1982. Backers have to get signatures from 5-percent of voters in six of the state’s eight Congressional districts and have only 90 days to get the issue on the ballot.
Whether to proceed would be up to the Coalition for Missouri’s Future, a nonprofit group formed to oppose a similar tax cut proposal last year.