Hancock Amendment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en No refunds this year: Mo. again under Hancock Amendment revenue limit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-refunds-year-mo-again-under-hancock-amendment-revenue-limit <p>The state of Missouri has stayed within a constitutional revenue limit for the 12th budget year in a row.</p><p>State auditor Tom Schweich released the <a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/Press/2012-25.pdf">yearly report on the Hancock amendment</a> today. That amendment, passed in 1980, uses a mathematical formula to set a limit on the amount of personal income that can be used to fund the operations of state government. Any amount above that limit must be refunded to Missouri residents.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:37:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3380 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No refunds this year: Mo. again under Hancock Amendment revenue limit Mel Hancock, author of tax amendment in Mo., dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mel-hancock-author-tax-amendment-mo-dies <p>Former Missouri Rep. Mel Hancock, who authored an amendment designed to limit the growth of state income, has died.</p><p>Hancock&#39;s wife, Alma, said her husband died early Sunday in his sleep at their home in Springfield. He was 82.</p><p>Hancock represented Missouri&#39;s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:00:16 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 2417 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mel Hancock, author of tax amendment in Mo., dies Slay to State: Give city control of police department or pay for it yourselves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-state-give-city-control-police-department-or-pay-it-yourselves <p><a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/government/">St. Louis City Hall</a> is ratcheting up pressure on Jefferson City to relinquish control of the city's police department, or pay for it themselves.</p><p>St. Louis Mayor <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/mayor/mayorbio.html">Francis Slay</a> says he expects the Missouri legislature to return control of city police department this year.</p><p>If not, the Mayor says St. Louis is within its rights to bill the <a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">General Assembly</a> for part of the cost of running it.</p> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:19:18 +0000 Adam Allington 490 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slay to State: Give city control of police department or pay for it yourselves