will kraus http://kbia.org en Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill http://kbia.org/post/opponents-photo-id-dominate-state-senate-hearing-bill A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on the latest effort by Republicans to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal comes in two pieces of legislation: &#160;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723524">Senate Joint Resolution 31</a> would amend the state constitution to allow for photo ID requirements at the polls, and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=27723522">Senate Bill 511</a> would implement those requirements. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:18:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 47264 at http://kbia.org Opponents Of Photo ID Dominate State Senate Hearing On Bill Emails Show Nixon Administration Involvement In Accidental Medicine Tax http://kbia.org/post/nixon-tax-cut-bill-causes-accidental-medicine-tax <em>Updated 5:02 p.m. May 31</em><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Newly released emails show that Gov. Jay Nixon's administration and legislative bill drafters each had a role in crafting an apparently inadvertent tax increase on prescription medications.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The prescription tax hike is included in a bill passed by the Legislature that cuts the state's income tax. Thu, 30 May 2013 22:17:45 +0000 Chris McDaniel 34615 at http://kbia.org Emails Show Nixon Administration Involvement In Accidental Medicine Tax State senators approve bill banning DOR from scanning source documents http://kbia.org/post/state-senators-approve-bill-banning-dor-scanning-source-documents The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would prohibit the <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Department of Revenue (DOR)&#160;</a>from scanning and storing source documents for driver’s license, conceal-carry, and other applications.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17663845">Senate Bill 252</a> would require the state agency to destroy all scanned copies obtained since September of 2012, and to do so by the end of this year.&#160; It’s sponsored by<a href="http://www.senate.m Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:38:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31786 at http://kbia.org State senators approve bill banning DOR from scanning source documents Lower state income tax debated http://kbia.org/post/lower-state-income-tax-debated <p>The Missouri Senate granted preliminary approval yesterday to a bill that would decrease the state income tax by 0.75 percent. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:23:07 +0000 Laishi Zhou 30086 at http://kbia.org Lower state income tax debated Mo. Senate Endorses Tax Cut Legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-tax-cut-legislation-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/" target="_blank">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to a phased-in tax overhaul designed to help the Show-Me State compete with neighboring Kansas, which recently slashed its tax rates.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:54:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30033 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate Endorses Tax Cut Legislation Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal http://kbia.org/post/mo-senator-rolls-out-new-tax-overhaul-proposal <p>A Missouri senator is rolling out a new proposal to overhaul the state's taxes in an effort to keep pace with neighboring states such as Kansas. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:40:45 +0000 Associated Press 29997 at http://kbia.org Mo. senator rolls out new tax overhaul proposal Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill http://kbia.org/post/locations-accepting-ebt-cards-would-be-strictly-limited-under-mo-senate-bill Legislation is moving through the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> that would strictly limit where Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT cards, can be used in the state.<p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem08.htm">State Senator Will Kraus</a> (R, Lee’s Summit) is sponsoring&#160;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&#38;BillID=17663428">Senate Bill 251</a>.&#160; He says a new federal law that just took effect will ban EBT card use in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment venues.<p>“We’re taking that federal law (and) putting (it)&#160;into state statute," Kraus said.&#160; "But we’re also adding a few places that we think these cards shouldn’t be used at: &#160;amusement parks, entertainment events, athletic events, (or)&#160;to purchase alcohol, tobacco (or) lottery tickets.” Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:29:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29873 at http://kbia.org Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill Mo. Senate approves unemployment changes http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-approves-unemployment-changes <p>People fired for sleeping on the job and missing work could have a harder time getting unemployment benefits under a bill endorsed by the Missouri Senate.</p><p>The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure expanding the definition of "misconduct" in the workplace. The change would make it harder for people to qualify for unemployment insurance after they are fired.</p><p>Supporters say the bill will protect businesses from liability and give them more freedom to fire employees who misbehave at work.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:24:56 +0000 Associated Press 28892 at http://kbia.org Mo. attorney general wants $3 million to remodel office http://kbia.org/post/mo-attorney-general-wants-3-million-remodel-office <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Chris Koster&#39;s office is proposing to use money from consumer fraud cases to renovate its space.</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:06:52 +0000 Associated Press 9285 at http://kbia.org Mo. attorney general wants $3 million to remodel office