Reporting from Sean Crawford, Illinois Public Radio also used in this report.
An Illinois appellate court has thrown out legalized video gambling and higher taxes on liquor and candy that were supposed to fund a $31 billion state construction plan.
The court ruled the 2009 law violated the state Constitution's prohibition on bills that deal with more than one subject.
Missouri homeowners who bought their properties after June 13th of this year and think the assessed values were too high can file appeals, due to a change in the tax code. But there's a catch.
The incoming Speaker of the Missouri House is again voicing doubts about a report that recommends eliminating nearly half of the state’s tax credit programs.
The Senate voted this afternoon to move ahead with Obama's compromise tax cut package. A final Senate vote is expected Tuesday. But the bill still faces an uncertain future in the House.
Gov. Jay Nixon is opposing efforts to end a Missouri tax break for some low-income seniors and disabled residents.
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