Tag: Missouri Budget

Could HCB 3 appear once again before the legislature?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the legislature’s annual veto session draws closer, Democrats across the state are pushing for an override of perhaps the most contentious bill to pass through the legislature this past session: HCB 3. What began as the controversial “circuit breaker” bill morphed through the final weeks […]

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 […]

Lawmakers speeding up budget process to pressure Nixon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are aiming to have the state’s $26 billion budget on Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk earlier than ever before this year in an effort to give them time to override any line-item vetoes Nixon might normally make at the end of the legislative session. After […]

House leaders look to cut legislative research

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House Speaker John Diehl began his tenure in leadership by reorganizing the committee structure of the Missouri House, a move that he said would streamline the legislative process. Now Diehl is looking to yet another reorganization that he says will improve the bill drafting process and […]

Nixon releases part of the withheld funds after HB 253 fails, legislature responds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday morning that he is releasing $215.2 million of the $400 million withheld funds following the legislature’s failure to override his veto on House Bill 253. However, $185 million remains restricted, Nixon’s budget director Linda Luebbering tells The Missouri Times. “We will […]

Legislature makes quick fix to program funding after Nixon vetoes SB350

  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — While the Missouri General Assembly continues to tout the passage of a balanced budget, one issue so far — the veto of Senate Bill 350, the “circuit breaker” tax credit reform — created about a $54 million deficit. During the final days of session, scrambling […]