Will Kraus http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri House Joins Senate To Override Veto Of Tax-Cut Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-joins-senate-override-veto-tax-cut-bill <p>The Missouri House acted quickly Tuesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax-cut bill that is estimated to cut the state's revenue by about $620 million a year when fully implemented.</p><p>The House obtained the exact number of votes needed — 109 — with the help of one Democrat, Rep. Keith English of Florissant.&nbsp; He joined all of the chamber's 108 Republicans.</p><p>The House joined the Senate, which voted 23-8 on Monday to override the governor's veto, which he issued last week.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 05:38:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Jo Mannies 35880 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Joins Senate To Override Veto Of Tax-Cut Bill Nixon Blasts Tax Cut Bill Sent To Him By Missouri Lawmakers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-blasts-tax-cut-bill-sent-him-missouri-lawmakers <p>A controversial tax cut proposal has been sent to Gov. Jay Nixon, after the Missouri House passed it late Wednesday afternoon.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:08:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35361 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Blasts Tax Cut Bill Sent To Him By Missouri Lawmakers Five Questions To Ask In Legislative Session's Waning Weeks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-questions-ask-legislative-sessions-waning-weeks <p>With roughly a month left to go before adjournment, many of the Missouri General Assembly’s big issues remain unresolved. &nbsp;</p><p>That’s not too surprising. Big-ticket legislation often passes — or dies — in the last weeks of the session. With about a month to go before the final gavel falls, legislation dealing with tax cuts, the state’s criminal code and the student transfer situation are all still up in the air.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:20:49 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five Questions To Ask In Legislative Session's Waning Weeks Missouri Senate Passes $620 Million Tax Cut Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-620-million-tax-cut-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate passed a tax cut bill, after two different versions were blocked by Republicans who opposed a compromise between the GOP sponsor and Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:23:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34931 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Passes $620 Million Tax Cut Bill Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/under-microscope-questioning-low-income-housing-tax-credits-impact-and-future <p>Carl Miles' apartment at Rosie Shields Manor has everything he could want in a home – and then some.&nbsp;</p><p>Miles’ spacious room has sleek wood-like floors and a modern-looking kitchen. He’s within walking distance of a bank and grocery store. And he can even throw parties in the Pagedale facility’s community room or common area – with management’s permission, of course.</p><p>“It’s wonderful. It’s a wonderful place to live,” said Miles, who is 70 and retired. “It’s got a lot of security. The people are generally pretty friendly. We socialize a lot. And we have a pretty good time.”</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:01:26 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34317 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future Tax Cut Bill Changes Focus To Tax Credit Reform, Sparks GOP Fight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-cut-bill-changes-focus-tax-credit-reform-sparks-gop-fight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed tax cut that conformed to conditions laid out by <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a> was radically altered Monday in an effort to move the overall proposal forward.</span></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:39:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Cut Bill Changes Focus To Tax Credit Reform, Sparks GOP Fight Missouri House Sends Tax Credit Overhaul To Senate; Would Cut Preservation, Housing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-sends-tax-credit-overhaul-senate-would-cut-preservation-housing <p>The Missouri House passed legislation on Thursday curtailing two of the state’s largest tax credit programs.&nbsp;</p><p>State Rep. Anne Zerr’s bill would reduce the historic preservation tax credit’s cap to $90 million from $140 million. That program helps refurbish older buildings and has been used extensively throughout St. Louis.</p><p>The bill would also gradually reduce the cap on the tax credit for low-income housing to $110 million from $140 million. That credit provides an incentive for developers to build housing for the working poor, elderly and disabled.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:57:56 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34231 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Sends Tax Credit Overhaul To Senate; Would Cut Preservation, Housing Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-begins-debate-nixons-tax-cut-compromise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has begun debate on a compromise tax cut brokered last month between <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Gov. Jay Nixon</a>, a Democrat, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/members/mem08.htm">state Sen. Will Kraus,</a> R-Lee's Summit.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:48:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34199 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise Tax Cut Debate Underway In Missouri Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-cut-debate-underway-missouri-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Debate has begun in the Missouri Senate on this year's attempt to cut the state's income tax rate.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:59:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33629 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Cut Debate Underway In Missouri Senate Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opponents-photo-id-dominate-state-senate-hearing-bill <p>A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on the latest effort by Republicans to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:58:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill