A veteran GOP Missouri lawmaker supports Governor Eric Greitens’ call to cut taxes.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (center) at the January 10, 2018 State of the State Address. House Speaker Todd Richardson (left) and Lt. Governor Mike Parson (right) join him (photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

State Rep. Craig Redmon, R-Canton, says tax cuts stimulate economic growth.

“I ran on a platform when I first ran for the House (in 2010) that you improve your economy and everything is going to spiral upward,” Redmon says. “You’re going to have money for roads, money for education, money for health care.”

Governor Greitens called on lawmakers this week “to cut taxes for the people of Missouri, and to cut taxes for businesses that create jobs.”

During Wednesday night’s State of the State Address, Greitens told lawmakers he will outline “the boldest state tax reform in America” early next week.

State Rep. Greg Razer, D-Kansas City, tells Missourinet he didn’t like the tax message he heard at the State of the State.

“And you know I think all Democrats would support a tax cut for middle-class families, for those families that are going to take that extra money and go out and put it back in the economy,” says Razer. “We can’t be going down the Kansas road and continuing with tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest among us.”

The governor says his plan will cut taxes “on the hardest-working families in our state.”

Meantime, a mid-Missouri lawmaker plans to amend his disability legislation to focus entirely on children.

State Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, has filed a bill aimed at providing more insurance coverage for those with disabilities.

“But I think that’s a very important thing we need to try and do is get the therapy coverage that these young people are lacking there. It’s just not adequate and so I hope to get some traction on that this session,” Basye says.

Bayse’s legislation is aimed at enhancing existing insurance coverage for those with developmental disabilities outside of the autism spectrum.

Boone County Family Resources says there are about 64,000 Missouri children under the age of 18, with a disability.