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Governor’s tax commission to host first town hall this week

Governor’s tax commission to host first town hall this week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens’ tax commission continues moving forward with their work, meeting again following the end of the legislative session. As legislators headed home following a lengthy week in the Missouri General Assembly, it only stood to reason that the majority of the committee would attend Monday’s meeting by phone. In

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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


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


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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Q&A with former Congressman Allen West

Former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be heading to the Show Me State in two weeks, where he’ll be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s ‘Straight Talk’ event.  The Missouri Times caught up with the former Republican representative of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to discuss his views on several

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Restraining order and tax liens make the 70th district the nastiest race in the state

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Rep. Bill Otto is running for Congress, and the race to replace him may be the nastiest race in the state. Voters in the Maryland Heights-centered district have been inundated with attacks on Republican candidate Mark Matthiesen over a 2008 tax lien. On Friday, mailboxes in the 70th district were filled

Catherine Hanaway speaks at a campaign stop in Holts Summit July 7, 2016.

Hanaway outlines economic plan in Holts Summit

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. – Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway kicked off what she’s calling her ‘Show Me Jobs Tour’ Thursday in Eureka to highlight her economic policies. Hanaway will meet with leaders from Missouri businesses, including one stop she made in Holts Summit at Pro Foods Systems headquarters which is best known as the parent

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Nixon takes action on 15 bills, vetoing 8 and signing 7

Vetoes included bills affecting the Clean Water Commission, the expert witness rule and the collateral source rule. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon took action on several bills from the legislative session, signing seven and vetoing eight. Of the seven bills signed by the governor, he chose to highlight SB814, which allows Missouri residents


DOR gets more resources to fight fraud

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Department of Revenue (DOR) will be getting some extra resources to accelerate tax return processing this year. Gov. Jay Nixon authorized DOR to implement overtime and bring in additional staffing and resources to help quicken the process. “Our budget is balanced and our economy is growing. The Department of Revenue


State found compliant with Hancock Amendment in 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri remained compliant with the Hancock Amendment in FY 2015, according to report released by the state auditor’s office. The Hancock Amendment to the Missouri Constitution limits how much of Missourians’ personal income can be taxed and the report found that in 2015, the state taxed below the threshold. “For the