missouri state senate http://kbia.org en Mo. Senate passes Boeing incentives bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-boeing-incentives-bill <p>Missouri senators have passed legislation offering up to $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades for Boeing to assemble a commercial airplane in St. Louis.</p><p>Senators passed the bill 23-8 today (Wednesday) while meeting in a special session called by Gov. Jay Nixon. The bill now goes to the House for its consideration.</p><p>Kurt Schaefer, who represents Boone and Cooper counties, voted against the bill, while Mike Kehoe of Callaway, Cole, Miller, Moniteau and Morgan counties voted yes.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:23:58 +0000 Associated Press 44761 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes Boeing incentives bill Boone County organizations work to keep tax break http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-organizations-work-keep-tax-break <p>The Missouri State Senate has passed legislation that would eliminate tax breaks for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities living in rental properties. According to Jessica Macy, the executive director of the Boone County Council on Aging, this tax break allows seniors to pay their bills and improve their quality of life.</p><p>“This is really money that really helps offset their everyday living expenses,” Macy said.</p><p>Macy said the tax break allows seniors to support local businesses by using their money to purchase necessities, such as groceries and prescriptions.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:34:50 +0000 Jill Ornitz 31647 at http://kbia.org Boone County organizations work to keep tax break Legislator pushes for seat belt fine raise again http://kbia.org/post/legislator-pushes-seat-belt-fine-raise-again <p></p><p>A St. Louis legislator plans to try again to get seat belt fines raised in Missouri.&nbsp; Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny’s&nbsp; bill would increase the current fine of $10 to $50, and apply it to everyone in the front seat of a vehicle.&nbsp;</p><p>Keaveny has sponsored the bill each year he’s been in the State Senate, and each year it’s gone nowhere.&nbsp; He says this time around he hopes lawmakers will consider the number of teenagers who’ve died because they didn’t buckle up:</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:18:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25798 at http://kbia.org Legislator pushes for seat belt fine raise again Tax credits feature in pre-filed Missouri Senate bills http://kbia.org/post/tax-credits-feature-pre-filed-missouri-senate-bills <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Monday<font size="4"> was </font>the first full day that Missouri lawmakers in both chambers can pre-file bills for next year’s regular session.&nbsp; Much of the legislation<font color="#0070C0"><font size="2"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif"> </font></font></font></span></font></span></font><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:33:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25407 at http://kbia.org Tax credits feature in pre-filed Missouri Senate bills Still wants to advocate for higher education in State Senate http://kbia.org/post/still-wants-advocate-higher-education-state-senate <p>KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner interviewed State Representative Mary Still, who is running for the 19<sup>th</sup> District State Senate seat against incumbent Republican Kurt Schaefer.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:20:44 +0000 23913 at http://kbia.org Still wants to advocate for higher education in State Senate