tax increase http://kbia.org en Putting Kids First begins process of helping at risk youth http://kbia.org/post/putting-kids-first-begins-process-helping-risk-youth <p>Boone County's Putting Kids First initiative is beginning to take shape.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:22:14 +0000 Grant Suneson 53833 at http://kbia.org Putting Kids First begins process of helping at risk youth Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-sets-aside-transportation-tax-increase <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A debate on state funding for bicycle paths caused legislation to impose a one-cent tax increase to be set aside in the Missouri House.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:31:46 +0000 Associated Press 50746 at http://kbia.org Missouri House sets aside transportation tax increase Mo. infrastructure needs could hit Mo. consumers http://kbia.org/post/mo-infrastructure-needs-could-hit-mo-consumers <p>State lawmakers are considering several proposals to improve infrastructure that could hit Missourians' wallets.</p><p>One proposal could require residents to pay a higher sales tax in order to pay for transportation projects, and another would let electric utilities seek a surcharge to recoup costs from infrastructure projects.</p><p>A third measure would call for issuing several hundred million dollars in bonds to fund improvements on college campuses and state facilities. Taxes that Missourians pay could go to paying off the bonds.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:50:46 +0000 Associated Press 29045 at http://kbia.org Mo. infrastructure needs could hit Mo. consumers Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorses Proposition B http://kbia.org/post/columbia-chamber-commerce-endorses-proposition-b <p>The Columbia Chamber of Commerce board of directors has formally endorsed Proposition B, a measure on the November ballot that would raise in the state’s tobacco sales rate to 90 cents per pack.&nbsp; Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:42:46 +0000 Brynne Whittaker 23456 at http://kbia.org Debate heats up on Mo. cigarette tax increase http://kbia.org/post/debate-heats-mo-cigarette-tax-increase <p>A ballot measure that would raise Missouri’s cigarette tax is starting to catch fire.</p><p>Leaders of the effort to raise the state’s tobacco tax are making stops across Missouri through the end of this week, to places like here to Lee’s Summit, Mo. on a yellow school bus.</p><p>Misty Snodgrass, with the <a href="http://www.cancer.org/index">American Cancer Society </a>says a jump in the state’s cigarette tax, currently the lowest in the country, to 90 cents a pack would help reign in the state’s high smoking rate while directing half of that added tax revenue into schools.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:50:46 +0000 Elana Gordon 22425 at http://kbia.org Debate heats up on Mo. cigarette tax increase Columbia tenants could see rent increase http://kbia.org/post/columbia-tenants-could-see-rent-increase <p>Columbia tenants may see a slight increase in rent in the coming years. City council members approved an amendment to the city code that raises the rates for rental inspections that landlords are required to schedule.&nbsp; Stanley Diaz owns properties throughout the city and says he might have to raise rates because of the increased inspection costs.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:56:34 +0000 Mark Hodges 21333 at http://kbia.org Columbia tenants could see rent increase Support grows for increasing cigarette tax http://kbia.org/post/support-grows-increasing-cigarette-tax <p>A proposition on the November ballot that aims to increase the tobacco tax is picking up support. Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education is the latest to advocate for higher tax rates on cigarettes and other tobacco products.</p><p>Proposition B represents the third attempt to increase Missouri’s low tax rate on tobacco products, and while previous proposals were turned down by the state’s residents in 2002 and 2006, this year’s version has steadily gained support.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:52:38 +0000 Zach Garcia 21021 at http://kbia.org Support grows for increasing cigarette tax Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder opposes vehicle tax measure http://kbia.org/post/mo-lt-gov-kinder-opposes-vehicle-tax-measure <p>Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has found some common ground with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>Kinder said Wednesday that he does not believe the Republican-led Legislature should override Nixon's veto of a bill that would retroactively re-impose local sales taxes on vehicles.</p><p>Like Nixon, Kinder says the local taxes should go to a vote of the people. Kinder says he also has concerns about the constitutionality of retroactively taxing people.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:07:18 +0000 Associated Press 20664 at http://kbia.org Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder opposes vehicle tax measure Mo. gov. seeks to avoid veto override on tax bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-gov-seeks-avoid-veto-override-tax-bill <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pressing his case that 122,000 vehicle owners would be hit with a retroactive tax if lawmakers override one of his vetoes.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:47:44 +0000 Associated Press 20592 at http://kbia.org Mo. gov. seeks to avoid veto override on tax bill