A Missouri lawmaker who represents St. Charles County says it was exciting to have President Donald Trump (R) visit his district this week.

State Sen. William Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, traveled to the White House in November to discuss his own state tax plan with Trump administration officials.

President Donald Trump speaks at the St. Charles Convention Center on November 29, 2017 (Jill Enders photo)

“It (Eigel’s plan) was very well-received, and so you can imagine how excited I was when I found out just a few days later that the president himself was going to actually be in my Senate district to stump for federal tax reform,” Eigel says.

The St. Charles Convention Center is located in Eigel’s district.

Eigel, a freshman lawmaker, will be in Jefferson City on Friday to file legislation calling for the largest state tax cut in Missouri history. He says lower taxes will stimulate economic growth.

“It’s going to lower rates for everybody on the individual side, so if you’re a working or middle-class family and you’re paying taxes in the bottom four income brackets in the state of Missouri, we’re going to completely eliminate the tax on those amounts of income,” says Eigel.

Eigel notes Missouri has a $27 billion operating budget, and has said that his constituents are paying enough in taxes.

Eigel says St. Charles County is the fastest-growing area in the state. He describes the St. Charles Convention Center, where President Trump spoke this week, as a “centerpiece.”

“We’re able to host a number of different events, whether it’s trade shows, whether it’s political rallies, you name it,” Eigel says.

The St. Charles Convention Center opened in 2005. Its website notes it has 80,000 square feet of rentable space.

St. Charles County’s population grew from 283,000 people in the 2000 census to about 360,000 people in the 2010 census.

Eigel tells Missourinet people are bringing their innovation and their investment capital to St. Charles County, which he says has been able to build a top infrastructure.

December 1 is the first day to pre-file legislation for the 2018 Missouri legislative session, which begins on January 3.


Click here to listen to the full six-minute interview between Missourinet’s Brian Hauswirth and State Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, which was recorded on November 29, 2017: