The biggest sticking point remains whether to place 7-year expiration dates, or sunsets, on low income and historic preservation tax credits. The Missouri House removed the sunsets before passing the bill last week, a move opposed by the Senate.
President Pro-tem Rob Mayer (R, Dexter) says he’ll ask the Senate to vote to appoint conferees, who would meet with House leaders and try to hammer out a final version of the bill.
A Missouri Senate committee has requested that the state’s Economic Development Department hand over all documents related to a failed attempt to build an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly. The northeast Missouri town agreed to issue $39 million in bonds to Los Angeles-based Mamtek. But the project fell through, and Moberly was stuck with a $39 million tab when the company missed its bond payment. Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia was appointed to the Governmental Accountability C
The Missouri attorney general's office contends a lawsuit challenging new congressional districts should be dismissed.
Some Democrats filed a lawsuit last month challenging the new districts. They argue the districts are not compact and contiguous, deny equal rights and reflect the use of government power to benefit a few instead of preserving the general welfare.
Updated 3:51 p.m. with Boeing jobs figures in Missouri
A new wrinkle of disagreement has emerged in Missouri's special legislative session on business incentives. State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon now apparently are at odds over the production of military fighter jets.
Missouri businessman Rex Sinquefield has donated $1.3 million to a committee that supports overhauling the state's tax code.
The committee Let Voters Decide backs a proposed ballot measure that would replace Missouri's income tax with a broader sales tax. Missouri Ethics Commission records show Sinquefield made the donation Monday. Campaign contributions of more than $5,000 must be reported within 48 hours.
A Missouri House committee has advanced legislation offering new incentives for some businesses and international exporters.
The vote Wednesday by the House Economic Development Committee could pave the way for the full chamber to debate the bill Thursday.
The plan creates incentives for computer data centers, amateur sports events and air cargo exports at the St. Louis airport. It also scales back some existing tax credits, but not as much as proposed under a version passed last month by the Senate.
Missouri college students and staff are being asked to donate a weekend or a holiday this semester and take part in ongoing relief efforts in Joplin.
On May 22, the southwest Missouri city was devastated by a massive tornado that killed more than 150 people. A campaign called “Show Me U Care” is recruiting groups of students, faculty and staff from college campuses across Missouri to travel to Joplin and help rebuild homes and provide other needs.