Missouri Legislature http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Status Update: 2014 Missouri Legislative Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/status-update-2014-missouri-legislative-session <p>With the 2014 Missouri legislative session nearing the halfway point, <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh spoke with St. Louis Public Radio reporters <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/jo-mannies">Jo Mannies</a> and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/marshall-griffin">Marshall Griffin</a> to get the latest on the issues and bills being debated by state lawmakers.</p><p>Among the topics discussed were the state budget, the student transfer bill, the photo voter ID bills, and the impact of who is and who is not running for re-election.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:05:02 +0000 Camille Phillips 34160 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Status Update: 2014 Missouri Legislative Session Mo. Gov. Nixon Faces GOP Legislative Supermajority http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-nixon-faces-gop-legislative-supermajority-0 <p>Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon spent his first term compromising with and sometimes challenging the Republican-led Legislature. But now Nixon faces supermajorities in both the House and Senate with enough Republicans to override his vetoes.</p> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:28:28 +0000 The Associated Press 6309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gov. Nixon Faces GOP Legislative Supermajority Lower tax rates are more efficient than tax credits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lower-tax-rates-are-more-efficient-tax-credits <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "https://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><body> <p class="bodytext"> Tax credits are a hot topic in the Missouri Legislature. Fans of these instruments assert that tax credits are necessary for Missouri to compete with other states and to signal that we are &ldquo;open for business.&rdquo; Such devotion to helping the state grow is admirable. Fans, however, are not experts and a careful review of the evidence and some basic economics helps us understand why these herculean efforts are misguided. Sun, 04 May 2008 04:00:00 +0000 Joseph H. Haslag 37058 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org