March 15, 2019/Press Release

Missouri Democratic Party statement on report that Governor Parson’s administration withheld bad news from taxpayers

Missouri Democratic Party statement on report that Governor Parson’s administration withheld bad news from taxpayers

Kansas City, Mo. (March 15, 2019) – This week, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Governor Parson’s administration withheld critical information from the public and lawmakers regarding the income tax withholding issue discovered last fall.  Revenue Director Joel Walters is now taking the fall for the administration’s debacle.

Missouri Democratic Party Executive Director Lauren Gepford issued the following statement:

“This week’s revelations strongly suggest that the Parson administration tried to downplay their income tax fiasco as long as possible. The administration has offered conflicting stories, withheld information, then accused others of playing politics. Taxpayers were already in for a surprise on their tax bills, and this cover up is just the latest surprise. Lawmakers must now get to the bottom of whether the administration has been truthful about their revenue projections as they finish work on the budget.”