Missouri News

Legislature sends $620-million tax cut proposal to Governor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:47pm

The legislature has sent Governor Jay Nixon (D) a proposed $620-million a year cut to income taxes, and Republicans are considering whether enough votes to override a veto are in reach. Nixon has 15 days to act on the bill (SB 509). He could sign it, allow it to become law with no action, or […]

How they voted: Income tax cut SB 509

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:13pm

The House voted Wednesday in favor of a proposal to cut income taxes by as much as $620-million annually. With that vote SB 509 goes to Governor Jay Nixon (D). Many Republicans anticipate he will veto this legislation as he vetoed a tax cut proposal last year. If so, Republicans would need 109 votes to […]

‘Flimsy’ Republicans join caucus leadership ahead of debate of income tax cut (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:22pm

11 of the so-called “flimsy 15″ stood with House Republican Leaders in an apparent show of caucus solidarity ahead of debate, and likely a vote on, Senate tax cut legislation this afternoon.  The House has taken up Senator Will Kraus’ (R-Lee’s Summit) legislation, SB 509, for possible passage to Governor Jay Nixon (D).  It would cut income […]

Senators say mixed messaging in transportation sales tax, income tax cut proposals

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:37am

An opponent of asking voters to support transportation with a one-cent sales tax for ten years says it’s “illogical” coming from lawmakers who also want to cut taxes. Legislative budget estimates are that the proposed ten-year tax would generate about $720-million annually. Senator John Lamping (R-St. Louis) noted in a Senate Transportation Committee hearing Wednesday […]

Yordano Ventura picks up first win as Royals top Houston

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:27am

Omar Infante smacked a homer, drove in two runs and scored a pair, Yordano Ventura picked up his first big-league win and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros, 4-2, on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game set. Ventura (1-0) struck out a career-high seven and surrendered two runs — one earned […]