tax cuts

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
5:18 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Mo. Senate Republicans

Mo. Capitol at night
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Republicans in the Missouri Senate have scaled back a proposal to cut state taxes in order to emulate tax cuts in neighboring Kansas and Oklahoma.


Governor Jay Nixon (D) has strongly objected to the bill's sales tax hike, saying it would hurt the poor and elderly the most.  That provision has been dropped.  House Bill 253 would now cut the personal income tax rate by half a percentage point and the corporate rate by three points, and phase them both in over the next 10 years.  Republican Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit is handling the measure in the Senate.

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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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Tax Cuts
5:44 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

House Committee Hears Mo. Senate Bill To Cut Income Tax & Raise Sales Tax

Mo. House Ways & Means Committee hears testimony on SB26, which would cut the state's income tax while raising the sales tax.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Legislation that would cut Missouri’s income tax while raising the sales tax was examined today by a State House committee.

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tax cuts
5:55 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. Senate Endorses Tax Cut Legislation

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a phased-in tax overhaul designed to help the Show-Me State compete with neighboring Kansas, which recently slashed its tax rates.


Senate Bill 26 would lower state income taxes for individuals and corporations by three-quarters of a percentage point while raising the state sales tax by half a point.  Both would be phased in over a five-year period.  State Senator Will Kraus (R, Lee’s Summit) says it would result in a revenue loss of around $450 million a year.

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tax cuts
6:18 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Mo. Senate Committee Proposes $1.1 Billion Tax Cut

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri's response to last year's big tax cuts in neighboring Kansas could carry a $1.1 billion price tag.


A Missouri Senate committee on Monday endorsed a proposal to cut the state's individual and corporate income tax rates by 1.5 percentage points. The individual rate would fall to 4.5 percent, and the corporate rate to 4.75 percent.


Senate Republicans are looking to respond to Kansas' tax cuts, which they say have caused businesses to move from Missouri across the border.

Illinois / Tax Cuts
1:15 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Ill. legislative committee OKs smaller tax-break package

An interior look at the dome of the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, Ill.
(via Flickr/jglazer75)

Updated 3:47 p.m.:

A package of tax breaks for Illinois businesses made it through a legislative committee despite major concerns by lawmakers.

The House Revenue Committee approved the measure 6-0 Monday. But two important legislators said they may oppose the bill when it comes up on the House floor.

The package would cost state government about $250 million a year. That's down from $850 million in an earlier proposal.

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National Tax Bill
5:07 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Mo. Senators Bond, McCaskill on voting Obama tax package

U.S. Senators for Missouri Kit Bond, at left, and Claire McCaskill.
St. Louis Public Radio

Often tax legislation is a little bit muddled. We try to break down Obama's latest for you and let you know what your U.S. Senators, Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill, think as they go to vote on the bill.

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