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Jefferson City lawmaker pledges Quality Jobs study

Assuming Jefferson City voters send him back to the Capitol for a second two-year term, state Rep. Jay Barnes plans to lead “a thorough review of the Missouri Quality Jobs Act and other so-called economic development tax credits in the next legislative session.”

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Barnes, R-Jefferson City and current chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability, said Tuesday afternoon the program appears to be a failure.

His pledge for the research came on the eve of Gov. Jay Nixon’s reconvening his Bi-Partisan Tax Credit Review Commission today to update the report they issued in 2010.

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