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Marion county officials urging state lawmakers to side with Missouri Governor

Marion County officials are coming out in support of some vetoes by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

In a letter sent to lawmakers by Marion County Commissioners, it says if they override the vetoes of several sales tax exemption bills, Marion County could stand to lose around $500,000 in sales tax revenue.  That's something Presiding Commissioner Lyndon Bode said would dramatically hurt the county.

"It would be reduction in staff and services," Bode said. "We've come out of the great recession and we've done everything we can to hold back and cut back and this is just something that would be hard to live with."

State representative Craig Redmon (R-Canton), who sponsored one of the bills, said the numbers are more dramatic than what he anticipated and he hopes to get everything figured out in mid-July.  Lawmakers will get the chance to override Gov. Nixon's vetoes in September.
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