amateur sporting events http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Most Of Missouri's New Laws For 2013 Take Effect Wednesday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/most-missouris-new-laws-2013-take-effect-wednesday <p>August 28 arrives on Wednesday, meaning dozens of new state laws will take effect in Missouri.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:48:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Most Of Missouri's New Laws For 2013 Take Effect Wednesday Mo. Gov. Nixon Signs Amateur Sporting Events & Benevolent Tax Credit Bills Into Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-nixon-signs-amateur-sporting-events-benevolent-tax-credit-bills-law <P>Two tax credit bills passed by Missouri lawmakers&nbsp;have become the first ones signed into law this year by <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D).&nbsp;</P> <P>First, <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944741">Senate Bill&nbsp;20</A>&nbsp;reinstates tax breaks for food pantries, pregnancy resource centers run by pro-life groups, and the Children in Crisis program, now renamed the “Champion for Children” program after <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/08info/members/mem30.htm">retired State Senator&nbsp;Norma Champion</ Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 24968 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gov. Nixon Signs Amateur Sporting Events & Benevolent Tax Credit Bills Into Law Tax Breaks For Amateur Sporting Events In Mo. Is First Bill Sent To Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-breaks-amateur-sporting-events-mo-first-bill-sent-gov-nixon <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=16944736">Legislation that would provide tax breaks for amateur sporting events </a>held in Missouri has become the first one sent to <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;during the 2013 regular session.</p><p>The incentives would equal about&nbsp;$5 per ticket sold, and they would be capped at&nbsp;$3 million&nbsp;a year.&nbsp; It was sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem15.htm">State Senator Eric Schmitt</a> (R, Glendale).</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:46:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10164 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Breaks For Amateur Sporting Events In Mo. Is First Bill Sent To Gov. Nixon Tax Credits Faring Better So Far This Year In The Missouri Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-credits-faring-better-so-far-year-missouri-senate <p>It appears so far&nbsp;that the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> may no longer be the place where tax credits go to die.</p><p>In years past, proposed incentives for such things as historic preservation or amateur sporting events would have faced a filibuster threat from a group of fiscally conservative Republicans in the Senate.&nbsp; But the leaders of that group are gone due to term limits, and perhaps that’s why this year’s amateur sports incentives bill was allowed to receive a Senate floor vote.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem08.htm">State Senator&nbsp;Will Kraus</a> (R, Lee’s Summit) says the atmosphere has changed. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:51:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Credits Faring Better So Far This Year In The Missouri Senate Tax credit/Mamtek bill likely dead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-creditmamtek-bill-likely-dead <p>The Speaker of the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House </a>has thrown cold water on a scaled-back tax credit reform measure passed Wednesday by the Senate.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 21:07:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3724 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax credit/Mamtek bill likely dead Mo. Senate adds tax credit agreement to Mamtek bill, sends them to House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-adds-tax-credit-agreement-mamtek-bill-sends-them-house <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has passed a tax credit measure after hammering out an agreement between GOP leaders and fiscal conservatives who&rsquo;ve been trying to reign in tax breaks for years.</p><p>The agreement would cap historic preservation tax credits at $75 million per year, give a one-year extension to food pantry and other charitable tax breaks, and create incentives to draw amateur sporting events to Missouri.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem15.htm">&nbsp;State Senator&nbsp;Eric Schmitt </a>(R, Glendale)&nbsp;urged the&nbsp;chamber to pass it before time runs out on the regular session. Wed, 16 May 2012 20:14:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3712 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate adds tax credit agreement to Mamtek bill, sends them to House Mo. House committee approves tax credits for data storage, sporting events http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-approves-tax-credits-data-storage-sporting-events <p>Two bills that would provide<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1311"> incentives for building underground data storage centers </a>and for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1370">drawing amateur sporting events to Missouri </a>have cleared a State House committee.</p><p>They&rsquo;re now headed to the House floor.&nbsp; If they pass there, Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones&nbsp;(R, Eureka)&nbsp;says he thinks they&rsquo;ll have a fair shot at being passed by the Missouri Senate. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:17:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3015 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee approves tax credits for data storage, sporting events