missouri revenue http://kbia.org en Missouri among top states using cost-benefit data in policy making http://kbia.org/post/missouri-among-top-states-using-cost-benefit-data-policy-making <p>A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Missouri is in the top ten states when it comes to using cost-benefit analysis of taxpayer money.&nbsp;</p><p>Cost-benefit programs analyze the cost of public programs and the benefits they provide taxpayers.&nbsp; In short, it’s the study of how much bang taxpayers are getting for their buck. And it can be a very effective tool when drafting new laws or policy.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:12:18 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 38084 at http://kbia.org Missouri among top states using cost-benefit data in policy making Missouri revenue on an upward trend, but with a May slow-down http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenue-upward-trend-may-slow-down Revenue collections in Missouri slowed a bit last month, but continued their overall upward trend.<p>From July of 2012 through the end of May, the state took in $7.3 billion in revenues, an increase of 10.4 percent from May of 2012.&#160; The year-to-date increase from April of this year, though, was 11.2 percent.&#160; Missouri Budget Director Linda Luebbering blames it on a drop in sales tax collections.<p>"People are still a little bit concerned about spending a lot of money, given the economy and the uncertainty at the national level," Luebbering said.<p>Luebbering added, though, that pers Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:21:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34899 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenue on an upward trend, but with a May slow-down Missouri's revenues up for 2013 fiscal year http://kbia.org/post/missouris-revenues-2013-fiscal-year <div><p>Missouri's revenues are up nearly 9 percent through the first two-thirds of the state's fiscal year. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:41:00 +0000 Associated Press 29851 at http://kbia.org Missouri's revenues up for 2013 fiscal year State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent http://kbia.org/post/state-revenues-ahead-projections-34-percent Missouri&rsquo;s revenues rose more than expected during the month of May.<p>The state collected about&nbsp;$6.6 billion in revenue last month, compared to just under&nbsp;$6.4 billion in May of 2011.&nbsp; Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon&rsquo;s Budget Director, Linda Luebbering, credits most of the improvement to higher collections of state income and sales taxes.<p>&ldquo;That&#39;s the good news, things are picking up,"&nbsp; Luebbering said.&nbsp; "I think we do have to be cautious, still, because of what&rsquo;s going on at the national and particularly the international picture, with European Union issues and everything that&#39;s going on globally&nbsp;that could have some bearing on the overall economy.&rdquo; Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:56:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 15409 at http://kbia.org State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent