To The Editor:

When the Missouri Legislature briefly reconvenes this fall, legislators can reduce taxes for businesses and individuals across the state with an override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the Broad-Based Tax Relief Act.

If enacted, the tax cut would be the first reduction in the state’s income tax in nearly a century.

But what do some officials in Jefferson City want to do with that money instead? Spend it.

Indeed, too many policymakers in the state’s capital believe big government programs, including an expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, should be a higher priority than returning money to the people who earned it.

But we know better. We know that Missouri’s strength lies with its people, who through hard work and sacrifice strive to make sure their families are better off than they were — to make sure the state they give their children is better than the one they inherited.

Those objectives have been imperiled as our pro-growth, tax-cutting neighbors grow at the expense of Missouri and its destructive, do-nothing tax policy.

I trust the people of Missouri with their money to develop this state and protect its future, not the government and its bureaucracy.

Who do you trust?