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Legislative Update 2014-01

The Missouri General Assembly has been in session for about a month.  This is the second regular session which means things move a little faster than when the new legislative body is convened. Today, we will take a look at some key areas making their way through the legislature. Tax Reform The Senate and the House are moving quickly on providing all Missourians a broad based income tax cut. The proposals range from those similar to House Bill (HB) 253 to some very simplified proposals. Senate Committee Substitute (SCS) for Senate Bill (SB) 509 is an example of a moderate tax cut...

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The Wall of Shame Rides Again!

Perhaps you remember our little band of legislators on the Wall of Shame. They became members by giving Missouri taxpayers and small businesses the figurative finger by agreeing with Governor Nixon that letting those taxpayers keep more of their own money was a bad idea. Why the nerve of Missourians thinking they could possibly spend their hard earned money better than their state government! This past week they demonstrated why they earned their spot on the wall.

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Missouri’s Wall of Shame

Today a minority of the Missouri legislature was successful in their attempt to let state government continue to collect surplus funds and spend our money rather than let us spend it. Despite the hardcore, real-world evidence that broad-based income tax cuts such as the very modest ones in House Bill 253 actually generate more government revenue, many let scare tactics determine their votes.

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