Andrew Koenig

Tax Cuts
9:25 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Missouri House Endorses Tax Cut Bills

Mo. House floor
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to two separate but similar tax-cut bills.

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Tax cuts
3:08 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Scaled-Back Tax Cut Legislation Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon

An interior view of the Missouri Capitol dome.
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A proposal to cut state income taxes in Missouri for both individuals and businesses is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Tax Cuts
2:02 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Mo. House Sends Amended Income Tax Cut/Sales Tax Hike Back To Mo. Senate

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed a Senate bill that would overhaul the state’s income and sales taxes, but not before making a few changes.

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K-12 schools
3:36 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Teaching Of Evolution In K-12 Schools Would Be Regulated Under Mo. House Bill

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State and local-level school officials would be required to develop guidelines for teaching evolution under legislation making its way through the Missouri House.

If passed, school districts would have to, “encourage students to explore scientific questions” regarding the “strengths and weaknesses” of both biological and chemical evolution.  The sponsor, State Representative Andrew Koenig (R, Winchester), says House Bill 179 stresses academic freedom.

“It does not mandate curriculum to the teacher," Koenig said.  "It’s really up to the school district, and if evolution is gonna be taught, it just allows them to teach the scientific strengths and weaknesses.”

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