Chuck Purgason http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. lawmakers to consider eliminating state's income tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-consider-eliminating-states-income-tax <p>Among the proposals that Missouri&#39;s legislature will consider next year is one that would eliminate the state&#39;s income tax.</p><p>State Senator Chuck&nbsp;Purgason is sponsoring the legislation. The Republican from Caulfield&nbsp;wants to see Missouri rely solely on sales and use taxes.</p><p>He says that would lure more businesses to the state and be a more fair way of taxing residents.</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:59:17 +0000 Maria Altman 2759 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers to consider eliminating state's income tax Historic Preservation tax credits to be cut nearly in half as part of Mo. special session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/historic-preservation-tax-credits-be-cut-nearly-half-part-mo-special-session <p>The economic development deal struck by lawmakers will cut one of Missouri&rsquo;s most popular tax credits nearly in half.</p><p>The deal between House and Senate leaders would cut the amount of Historic Preservation tax credits issued each year from $140 million down to $80 million.</p><p>Ruth Keenoy with the non-profit <a href="http://www.landmarks-stl.org/">Landmark Associates of St. Louis</a>, Inc.,&nbsp;says the smaller cap would be detrimental to Missouri&rsquo;s economy.&nbsp; She wants the incentives to be left as-is. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:34:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1706 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Historic Preservation tax credits to be cut nearly in half as part of Mo. special session Mo. Senate gives first-round approval to overhaul state tax credit system http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-gives-first-round-approval-overhaul-state-tax-credit-system <p>Early this morning, the Missouri Senate gave first-round approval to a major overhaul of the state&#39;s tax credit system. &nbsp;<br /><br />The wide-ranging bill would phase out numerous incentive programs while reducing others.&nbsp; Among those being partially eliminated is a tax break enabling low-income senior citizens to offset either property taxes or monthly rent payments.&nbsp; It&#39;s sponsored by GOP Senator Chuck Purgason of Howell County.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:37:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate gives first-round approval to overhaul state tax credit system