tax amnesty http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. lawmakers send $24B budget to governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-send-24b-budget-governor <p>The <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">Missouri General Assembly</a> has passed and sent next year&rsquo;s state budget to<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/"> Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;</a>(D).</p><p>The&nbsp;$24&nbsp;billion spending plan passed both chambers with little difficulty, but not without some complaints.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem01.htm">State&nbsp;Senator Jim Lembke</a>&nbsp;(R, Lemay)&nbsp;was not happy with language restoring a health care program for blind Missourians.&nbsp; He says he&rsquo;ll file a constitutional objection.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 19:38:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 3671 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers send $24B budget to governor Local control, other measures, get first-round Mo. House approval during special session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-control-other-measures-get-first-round-mo-house-approval-during-special-session <p>&nbsp;The Missouri House of Representatives today&nbsp;gave&nbsp;both first-round&nbsp;approval&nbsp;AND passage&nbsp;to several pieces of notable legislation, after suspending its rules to allow for both&nbsp;to take place in the same day:</p><ul><li><strong>Local control of the St. Louis Police Department endorsed</strong></li></ul><p>The Missouri House&nbsp;has passed&nbsp;legislation that would end the state&#39;s oversight of the St. Louis police department.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 18:20:14 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local control, other measures, get first-round Mo. House approval during special session Mo. House approves tax amnesty legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-approves-tax-amnesty-legislation <p>Updating you on a story about the first vote<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-tax-amnesty-period"> yesterday</a>, the Missouri House has, with their second vote today, approved legislation to allow for a tax amnesty period.</p><p>Delinquent Missouri taxpayers would get a chance to pay off their debts without owing penalties or interest under <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB116">the legislation</a>.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:21:56 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House approves tax amnesty legislation Missouri House endorses tax amnesty period http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-tax-amnesty-period <p>Missouri House members have endorsed <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB116&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R">legislation</a> to offer amnesty to delinquent taxpayers.</p><p>The measure would waive interest and penalties for those who pay their tax bills between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31. Supporters estimate the measure could bring in as much as $74 million to the state. Plus, they say it would give individuals and companies an opportunity to wipe their slate clean.</p><p>The legislation gained first-round approval Wednesday and needs another vote before moving to the Senate.</p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 20:22:23 +0000 The Associated Press 638 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House endorses tax amnesty period Tax amnesty program tops revenue estimates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-amnesty-program-tops-revenue-estimates <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Luke Runyon also used in this report.</em></p><p>A plan to collect money from Illinois tax deadbeats produced more than expected.</p><p>Gov. <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/default.aspx">Pat Quinn</a>'s office said Monday that offering delinquent taxpayers a chance to pay up without punishment brought in $314 million. It was originally expected to produce about $250 million.</p><p>Experts believe much of that overdue tax money would have been collected eventually. The amnesty program simply brought it in faster.</p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:06:18 +0000 The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax amnesty program tops revenue estimates Mo. lawmakers considering 2 tax amnesty proposals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-considering-2-tax-amnesty-proposals <p>Missouri lawmakers are considering two different options for enticing people to pay overdue taxes.</p><p>A tax amnesty proposal presented Thursday to a House committee by Republican Rep. <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=127">Tom Flanigan</a>, of Carthage, would waive all interest and penalties for delinquent taxpayers who pay up between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31.</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:01:04 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 410 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. lawmakers considering 2 tax amnesty proposals Morning headlines: Nixon proposes tax amnesty, Mountain lion sighting in Chesterfield, Ameren raising gas rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-nixon-proposes-tax-amnesty-mountain-lion-sighting-chesterfield-ameren-raising <UL> <LI><A href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_285e1588-92dc-5b51-b2cb-45957b84b19e.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</A> that business groups are happy about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's proposal to grant partial tax amnesty to those who owe back taxes. Nixon wants the state to waive half the interest and 100 percent of the penalties on delinquent taxes for those who pay during a designated amnesty period. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:41:40 +0000 Julie Bierach 365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Nixon proposes tax amnesty, Mountain lion sighting in Chesterfield, Ameren raising gas rates