Hancock Amendment

Hancock Amendment
10:37 am
Thu March 29, 2012

No refunds this year: Mo. again under Hancock Amendment revenue limit

The state of Missouri has stayed within a constitutional revenue limit for the 12th budget year in a row.

State auditor Tom Schweich released the yearly report on the Hancock amendment 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.

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Mel Hancock
10:00 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Mel Hancock, author of tax amendment in Mo., dies

Former Missouri Rep. Mel Hancock, who authored an amendment designed to limit the growth of state income, has died.

Hancock's wife, Alma, said her husband died early Sunday in his sleep at their home in Springfield. He was 82.

Hancock represented Missouri's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997.

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Local Control
5:19 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

Slay to State: Give city control of police department or pay for it yourselves

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay delivers his annual State of the City report to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen at City Hall in St. Louis on April 25, 2008. Slay spoke out today about local control of St. Louis' police department. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis City Hall is ratcheting up pressure on Jefferson City to relinquish control of the city's police department, or pay for it themselves.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says he expects the Missouri legislature to return control of city police department this year.

If not, the Mayor says St. Louis is within its rights to bill the General Assembly for part of the cost of running it.

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