Missouri revenue http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Revenues Up 2.5 Percent So Far For Fiscal Year 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-revenues-25-percent-so-far-fiscal-year-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's revenue picture continues to improve for the current fiscal year.</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:22:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31166 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Revenues Up 2.5 Percent So Far For Fiscal Year 2014 Missouri Revenue Growth Slows A Bit, But Still Trending Upwards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-revenue-growth-slows-bit-still-trending-upwards <p>Revenue collections in Missouri slowed a bit last month, but continued their overall upward trend.</p><p>From July of 2012 through the end of May, the state took in $7.3 billion in revenues, an increase of 10.4 percent from May of 2012.&nbsp; The year-to-date increase from April of this year, though, was 11.2 percent.&nbsp; Missouri Budget Director Linda Luebbering blames it on a drop in sales tax collections.</p><p>"People are still a little bit concerned about spending a lot of money, given the economy and the uncertainty at the national level," Luebbering said.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:18:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27066 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Revenue Growth Slows A Bit, But Still Trending Upwards Mo. House Adds Gov. Nixon's Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-adds-gov-nixons-amendment-capital-improvements-bill <P>The Missouri House has adopted Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposal announced Thursday to add $86 million to a capital improvements bill.</P> <P>The move follows the release of April’s general revenue report, which shows revenue collections for the current fiscal year are up by more than 11 percent.&nbsp; The Governor’s proposal includes $13 million for a new state mental hospital at Fulton, $45 million for state parks, and $28 million for structural repairs to the State Capitol.&nbsp; House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka)&nbsp;says it’s an agreement that will be especially beneficial to the ne Thu, 02 May 2013 21:46:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26046 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Adds Gov. Nixon's Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill Missouri Revenues Grow During First Half Of FY2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-revenues-grow-during-first-half-fy2013 <P>While 2013&nbsp;began just a few&nbsp;days ago, Missouri's Fiscal Year is now half-over, and so far officials say&nbsp;it's been a&nbsp;good one.</P> <P>The latest numbers from Governor Jay Nixon's Budget Office show a&nbsp;7.9 percent increase in revenue collections from July to December, as compared to the same 6-month period a year ago.&nbsp;</P> <DIV style="MARGIN-TOP: 0px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0px"><FONT color=#1f497d size=2 face=Tahoma,sans-serif><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">At that time</SPAN></FONT><FONT size=2 face=Tahoma,sans-serif><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">, the Show-Me State had collected&nbsp;around&nbsp;$3.49 billion in revenues.&nbsp; A year later, collections stand at $3.77 billion.&nbsp; Budget Director Linda Luebbering credits an improved economy. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 23:38:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8044 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Revenues Grow During First Half Of FY2013 Conservative Group Wants Any Budget Surplus Given Back To Mo. Taxpayers, Rainy Day Fund http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conservative-group-wants-any-budget-surplus-given-back-mo-taxpayers-rainy-day-fund <p>A conservative group is calling on <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) and <a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">Missouri lawmakers</a> to return any budget surplus there may be next year to taxpayers.</p><p>Nixon and GOP&nbsp;legislative leaders are expecting a 3.1 percent&nbsp;growth in state revenues during the next fiscal year.&nbsp; Patrick Werner heads the <a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/missouri/">Missouri Chapter of Americans for Prosperity</a>, which advocates for fiscally conservative practices.&nbsp; He says any left over money should either be returned to taxpayers or socked away in the state’s Rainy Day fund. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:43:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Conservative Group Wants Any Budget Surplus Given Back To Mo. Taxpayers, Rainy Day Fund Report: Growth Expected For Missouri Economy Next Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-growth-expected-missouri-economy-next-year <p>Missouri’s economy is expected to grow next year, according to the annual revenue estimate released Tuesday by the Governor’s office and key legislative leaders.</p><p>Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, along with GOP Budget chairs Rick Stream from the House and Kurt Schaefer from the Senate, say that the state’s economy will grow by just over 3 percent during the next fiscal year.&nbsp; The economic growth rate is actually estimated to be 4.8 percent – but the loss of one-time revenue sources from Washington and other factors lower it to the 3 percent net rate.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:20:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7499 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Growth Expected For Missouri Economy Next Year Mo. State Workers To Get Black Friday Off This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-workers-get-black-friday-year <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D) has decided to let state employees take the day after Thanksgiving off work this year.</P> <P>The state’s latest general revenue report show that Missouri collected 7.5 percent more money last month than it did in October of last year, and State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says that’s part of the reason why state workers will get to stay home on November 23rd.</P> <P>“It does cost us a little bit to provide those holidays to state employees, and that’s why he didn’t authorize that in (20)10 and (20)11, because of that cost to th Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:01:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Workers To Get Black Friday Off This Year Mo. revenues higher than expected for 2012 budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-revenues-higher-expected-2012-budget <p>Missouri closed out its 2012 fiscal year with slightly better-than-expected revenues. But that doesn&#39;t necessarily translate to a budget surplus.<br />&nbsp;<br />Figures released Tuesday show Missouri had more than $7.3 billion in general revenues during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That&#39;s up more than 3.2 percent compared with the 2011 fiscal year. And it&#39;s also better than the 2.7 percent growth rate upon which the budget had been based. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 03:25:23 +0000 The Associated Press 4051 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. revenues higher than expected for 2012 budget Mo. revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-revenues-ahead-projections-34-percent <p>Missouri&rsquo;s revenues rose more than expected during the month of May.</p><p>The state collected about&nbsp;$6.6 billion in revenue last month, compared to just under&nbsp;$6.4 billion in May of 2011.&nbsp; Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon&rsquo;s Budget Director, Linda Luebbering, credits most of the improvement to higher collections of state income and sales taxes.</p><p>&ldquo;That&#39;s the good news, things are picking up,&quot;&nbsp; Luebbering said.&nbsp; &quot;I think we do have to be cautious, still, because of what&rsquo;s going on at the national and particularly the international picture, with European Union issues and everything that&#39;s going on globally&nbsp;that could have some bearing on the overall economy.&rdquo; Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:01:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3849 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent Mo. tax revenue performance improves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-tax-revenue-performance-improves <p>For the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-revenues-still-too-low-balance-budget">first time this fiscal year</a>, Missouri&#39;s state revenues are growing above the rate needed to balance the budget.</p><p>The state Office of Administration released figures on Wednesday that show Missouri&#39;s net revenues were up 3.1 percent through April - or the first 10 months of the fiscal year. The 2012 budget is based on 2.7 percent growth.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 15:24:44 +0000 The Associated Press 3615 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. tax revenue performance improves