Elizabeth Olten http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 11, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-january-11-2011 <p><strong>Mo. Senator wants to increase cigarette&nbsp;tax and eliminate&nbsp;state income tax for low income people</strong></p><p>Republican state Sen. John Lamping, of Ladue, has filed legislation that would exempt anyone earning less than $2,000 from having to pay state income tax and slightly lower the taxes for&nbsp;people earning more than that. His legislation would offset the projected $128 million reduction in state income tax revenues by increasing the cigarette tax to 43 cents per pack.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:35:48 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2835 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 11, 2011