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Governor’s tax credit cutting committee starts to take form

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


Kraus offers tax cutting legislation to Ways and Means amid budget shortfall

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, presented two bills to the Senate Ways and Means Committee aimed at cutting taxes for corporations in the state. One was supported well by those who came to Jefferson City to testify, and one was not. First, SB 16 garnered praise from business organizations around the

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Kraus plans enactment ceremonies for SB 1025

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Sen. Will Kraus will travel from Lee’s Summit to St. Louis next weekend to hold two enactment ceremonies for a bill he sponsored that will stop instructional classes from needing to attach sales class to their lessons. The General Assembly overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of SB 1025 during veto session,

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Nixon withholds more money after veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that he would slash $60 million from the state budget after Wednesday’s veto session. That figure comes in addition to the $115 million Nixon withheld in July. Nixon cited two vetoed bills, SB 641 and SB 1025, overridden by the legislature as the reason for further cuts. SB 1025, from


Senate Hourly Updates: Veto Session Edition

8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Messages from the House Order of business of vetoed House bills HB 1414 (Munzlinger) – Prohibits certain agricultural data from being subject to public disclosure laws Opponents say this would damage the tenets of the Sunshine law Some dissention from Schaaf Senate votes to override governor’s veto 23-7. HB 1432 (Wieland)


Ashcroft tops Kraus for GOP SOS nomination

ST. LOUIS – Jay Ashcroft has topped state Sen. Will Kraus by 27 points in the Republican primary for secretary of state. Ashcroft said he was ready to challenge Robin Smith, who ran only against fringe candidates in the Democratic primary, in the general election in November. “I am honored to have earned the Republican nomination


Statewide Tip Sheet: July 2016

We’re in the home stretch of the primary season, and we’ve got the 2nd quarter fundraising numbers, so we thought that it was the perfect time to provide you with an updated statewide tip sheet. US SENATE: LEAN BLUNT REPUBLICANS U.S. Senator Roy Blunt The incumbent senator seems to keep pushing forward, and the only


Latest poll shows outsiders in the lead in Republican primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Outsider candidates lead in all four contested statewide Republican primaries, according to a new Remington poll commissioned by MoScout, but most of the races are close. Eric Greitens holds a seven point lead over John Brunner in the gubernatorial race, followed by former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway and current Lt. Gov.

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Nixon vetoes photo voter ID law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a component of the photo voter ID package that passed the legislature this year, saying the law would disenfranchise voters. Nixon’s veto quickly drew the ire of Republican lawmakers who worked to pass the bill, saying he’s discounting the work they put in during the session to

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TWMP: Republican secretary of state candidates debate

This Week in Missouri Politics is hosting a statewide office primary debate for the second week in a row. Host Scott Faughn speaks with both of the Republican candidates for secretary of state. Jay Ashcroft and Sen. Will Kraus speak about why they want to become the secretary of state, election issues they would encounter as the chief