americans for prosperity http://kbia.org en Over 200 Local Mo. Governments Trying To Raise Taxes, Group Says http://kbia.org/post/over-200-local-mo-governments-trying-raise-taxes-group-says A conservative advocacy group says more than 200 local governments across Missouri are trying to raise taxes.&#160; The tally includes proposals such as property tax hikes, sales taxes, and bond issues that are up for votes on the ballot in April.&#160; Patrick Werner heads the Missouri chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for lower taxes and limited government.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“That’s over 85 percent of Missouri counties either have some sort of county-wide or some sort of local municipal school board, fire district tax within their county jurisdiction Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:50:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28885 at http://kbia.org Over 200 Local Mo. Governments Trying To Raise Taxes, Group Says Conservative group urges state not to spend surplus on Medicaid http://kbia.org/post/conservative-group-urges-state-not-spend-surplus-medicaid <p></p><p>Forecasters call for Missouri’s revenues to grow by just over 3 percent during the next fiscal year, and a conservative group wants any left over money to be returned to taxpayers or added to the state’s Rainy Day fund.&nbsp; Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican legislative leaders released the annual revenue estimate ahead of the 2013 legislative session.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:34:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26471 at http://kbia.org Conservative group urges state not to spend surplus on Medicaid