Tag: revenue

Governor’s tax committee report targets tax credits in review of state taxes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After months of meetings, town halls and public comment, the Governor’s Committee for Simple, Fair and Low Taxes has released their report, and the results aren’t all that unexpected. Everyone knew that the committee was bound to find some areas to make changes or reductions, as […]

Commission nearing end holds mostly closed sessions

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 […]

House and Senate remain at odds over senior services, Missouri’s disabled and elderly at risk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With less than 24 hours to come to an agreement on how to fund nursing care for roughly 8,000 elderly and disabled Missourians, it seems that the House and the Senate have reached an impasse. The Senate, while working late last week to approve the state’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press Release: State releases March 2014 general revenue report

JEFFERSON CITY — State Budget Director Linda Luebbering announced today that 2014 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections increased 1.7 percent compared to 2013, from $5.48 billion last year to $5.57 billion this year. Net general revenue collections for March 2014 decreased by 0.7 percent compared to those for March 2013, […]

Year starts with lower collections for Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – According to the Revenue report form the Division of Budget and Planning, Missouri’s total monthly collections decreased 5.65 percent when comparing January 2013 and January 2014, from $816 million to $770 million. Sales tax decreased 9.6 percent from $182 million to $164 million. License fees and […]