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Nixon, Republicans, spar over “error” in tax cut bill

April 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Looking to drum up support for a veto, Gov. Jay Nixon dispatched top administration brass today to tell reporters that a provision of the tax cut bill on his desk would eliminate 97 percent of all income taxes and reduce the state’s general revenue budget by […]

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Medical hemp extract poised for passage

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Marijuana advocates are calling it a first step toward legal medical marijuana. But the bill sponsors say the language is far narrower. With no opposition and several friendly hearings, a bill allowing access to a specific hemp extract to treat intractable epilepsy could become the first […]

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Republicans send tax cut to Nixon

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Republicans told reporters today they believe they are poised to override a potential gubernatorial veto of their a tax cut bill, paving the way for another potentially bitter fight between Gov. Jay Nixon and Republicans in the Capitol. Last year, 15 House Republicans joined Democrats […]

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Audit report finds no fraud in Brownfield program

April 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – An audit released today of the Brownfield Remediation Tax Credits by Auditor Tom Schweich found 4 problems with the way the program is administered by the state, but found no fraud or illegalities on the part of the property owners or developers who use the program. […]

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New DED regulations poised to kill successful economic development program

April 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This morning, thousands of workers walked into the headquarters of Express Scripts at the intersection of Interstate 70 and Hanley Road in St. Louis to start their day, never thinking about a tax credit program that proved the difference in their jobs being in located in […]

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Plan forming for charter school in midtown Kansas City

March 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

KANSAS CITY, Mo – The Midtown Community School Initiative has announced a partnership with Citizens of the World to bring a charter school to the midtown area of Kansas City. Citizens of the World has built and produced charter schools throughout the U.S. Parents would apply for admission. If there […]

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Year starts with lower collections for Missouri

February 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – According to the Revenue report form the Division of Budget and Planning, Missouri’s total monthly collections decreased 5.65 percent when comparing January 2013 and January 2014, from $816 million to $770 million. Sales tax decreased 9.6 percent from $182 million to $164 million. License fees and […]

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History looking back more kindly on Matt Blunt’s tenure as Governor

February 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — As 2016 approaches, Republicans are focusing huge resources on winning the Governor’s mansion, which they haven’t held since the single term of Matt Blunt. Blunt’s time in office is, for Republican elected officials, the yardstick against which any other serious contender for the office will be measured. […]

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Statewide candidates strut their stuff for party support

February 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Lincoln Days events gave candidates for statewide offices a chance to feel the pulse of everyday Republicans on the issues that matter to them and the ability to hype their particular accomplishments. “These are the preeminent grass roots organizations in our party,” Catherine Hanaway said. “They’re experienced enough […]

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Nixon addresses rally for mental health

February 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon appeared before a crowded rally today to talk about the importance of funding mental health services in the state. Nixon touted his own record of increasing mental health services and derided Republicans in the House for removing funds from the budget aimed at helping […]

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