When the Governor got pushed into empaneling a blue ribbon committee on tax policy, you could see a self-inflicted wound coming a Missourah mile away.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” That quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, was the sentiment shared by former Sen. Jason Crowell while speaking about the state’s current tax environment as he advocated for changing the state’s economic development programs. “This […]
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 […]
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 […]
Glendale, Mo. – A big coalition of Missouri State Senators and Representatives from across the state today called for the election of Eric Schmitt to be Missouri’s next Treasurer. The endorsement of 54 State Representatives and 19 State Senators so early in the election cycle highlights the far-reaching support for […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With only a month left in the legislative session, House and Senate lawmakers are narrowing focus to a handful of priorities to send to Gov. Jay Nixon. Among the biggest priorities from leadership in both chambers: student transfers and sales tax increases. After sending Nixon a […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – A bill with a constitutional amendment that would — with voter approval — add a 1 percent sales tax for Missouri Department of Transportation projects was passed, 96-53, in the House on Wednesday. Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, sponsored the bill. Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, […]