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Attendance hits a new low at Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes

Attendance hits a new low at Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With members of the legislature being called back into a special session, it stood to reason that the attendance in Governor Eric Greitens’ Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes would drop from an already lowered attendance rate. But Tuesday’s hearing, which was moved from the usual Monday afternoon time, saw just

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Despite absences, Governor’s tax committee close to doing work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The governor’s new tax committee comes one step closer to having the required four town hall meetings. The Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes met on Monday at noon in the Truman Building, with the number of committee members attending in person decreased again this week. In the latest

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Governor’s tax committee establishes sub-committees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes continued their work, moving forward in their mission to review Missouri’s taxes. Thursday afternoon’s meeting saw the committee officially set the three sub-committees and assign members to the respective committees, though roughly half of the committee was only able to attend by

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House committee puts final touches on budget

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House Budget Committee took the next step in moving the state’s budget forward on Tuesday night. In a crowded room, lawmakers managed to advance all of the operating bills to the House after more than six hours of putting the final touches on Missouri’s more than $27 billion budget.

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Greitens’ tax credit committee meets for first time

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senators, representatives and the picks of Governor Eric Greitens gathered in Room 750 of the Truman Building on Thursday afternoon for the first meeting of the Governor’s Committee for Fair, Simple and Low Taxes. Their first meeting started late, as the three senators on the committee had been held up by

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Governor’s tax credit cutting committee starts to take form

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, was one of three senators at the end of last week to be named to Gov. Eric Greitens’ newly formed committee to audit the state’s tax credit system. Greitens says the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low taxes

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Koenig’s bill cuts funds from low-income housing, historical preservation tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Andrew Koenig has gotten a head start on Gov. Eric Greitens plan to reform the state’s tax credit system. During his campaign, Koenig repeatedly stressed the need for fiscal responsibility by specifically attacking the state’s current tax credit system, and his first major bill as a Senator would cut or

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Five Senate bills on economic development that aren’t right-to-work

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Right-to-work has been the single-most talked about piece of legislation during the legislative session so far, but that is nearing its end. The passage of right-to-work is all but assured; during this week’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, House Speaker Todd Richardson said the bill would reach the desk

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Greitens forms special committee to audit tax credits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens took to social media again to promote his newest executive order, one which may be his most impactful yet. The governor announced the formation of a new committee, the Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair, and Low Taxes, to investigate Missouri’s tax credit scheme by judging it against other

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