The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is supposed to represent business interests. By being a player in supporting the visit to Missouri by Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the state Chamber placed itself in an antistate role since Perry is trying to lure Missouri companies to his state.
Perry, who probably will run for president in the Republican primary, came to Missouri for political reasons and to join in the movement to try to influence state legislators to override Gov. Nixon’s veto of HB 253, the controversial tax cut bill. Gov. Nixon vetoed the bill because he said it is a poorly written legislation that would mean cuts to state services, including education.
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