missouri department of revenue http://kbia.org en Missouri Senate seeks tax break for exercise http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-seeks-tax-break-exercise <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;senators have endorsed legislation intended to restore a tax exemption for&nbsp;<font color="red">exercise</font>.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:40:18 +0000 Associated Press 50636 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate seeks tax break for exercise Mo. auditor says license policy violated state law http://kbia.org/post/mo-auditor-says-license-policy-violated-state-law <p></p><p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has concluded that officials violated state law by requiring driver's license clerks to make electronic copies of applicants' personal documents.</p><p>Schweich released an analysis Monday concluding the Department of Revenue broke state law by implementing the policy last December without publishing a formal rule change.</p><p>That policy ended in July as a result of a bill passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. But Schweich had been asked in April by senators to look into the policy.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:36:26 +0000 Associated Press 40205 at http://kbia.org Mo. auditor says license policy violated state law Concealed-carry holdups in some Mo. counties http://kbia.org/post/concealed-carry-holdups-some-mo-counties <p></p><p>Some of the state's smallest counties aren't prepared to issue concealed-carry permits even though a law giving them that responsibility took effect last week.</p><p>The Southeast Missourian reports that the holdup is occurring in small third-class counties. Bollinger County Sheriff Darin Shell says small counties like his are waiting to receive grant money from the Missouri Sheriff's Association to purchase software that allows them to issue the permits. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:19:51 +0000 Associated Press 39834 at http://kbia.org Concealed-carry holdups in some Mo. counties Investigation into Mo. driver's licenses continues http://kbia.org/post/investigation-mo-drivers-licenses-continues <p>A former director of the Missouri department that issues driver's licenses says the agency did not take steps to comply with the federal Real ID Act after passage of a state law prohibiting it.</p><p>Alana Barragan-Scott led the Revenue Department from July 2009 until late December 2012. She testified Wednesday before two legislative panels investigating the handling of driver's licenses by Governor Jay Nixon's administration.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:10:08 +0000 Associated Press 37690 at http://kbia.org Investigation into Mo. driver's licenses continues Nixon Signs Bill Blocking Scanning Of Documents For Driver's Licenses http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-blocks-scanning-documents-drivers-licenses Perhaps in an effort to put an end to an ongoing political battle over the practice, Gov. Jay Nixon has <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/pdf-bill/tat/SB252.pdf">signed legislation</a> blocking the Department of Revenue from scanning and storing documents required to get a driver's license.<p>The measure was one of several the governor acted on today. &#160;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-scanning-retaining-concealed-carry-documents-end">In April, he ended</a> the practice of scanning so-called source documents for concealed-carry permits. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:15:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36362 at http://kbia.org Nixon Signs Bill Blocking Scanning Of Documents For Driver's Licenses Schaefer, Rowden talk Medicaid expansion, veto override vote at GOP meeting http://kbia.org/post/schaefer-rowden-talk-medicaid-expansion-veto-override-vote-gop-meeting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Caleb </span>Rowden<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(R-Columbia) and Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) heard from four supporters of Medicaid expansion at a legislative wrap-up session in Columbia Tuesday night. A little bit more than half of the one-hour meeting, hosted by the Boone County Pachyderms Club, was spent debating the expansion.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri’s GOP super-majority blocked every Democratic attempt to increase Medicaid eligibility in the state, calling the program an expensive, yet broken system.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of the expansion said it would help low-income, working adults in Missouri who aren’t eligible for the program, but are too poor to afford their own insurance. Brian Smith of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center attended the meeting. He said when combined with cuts to Medicare provider reimbursements, the lack of Medicaid expansion would disproportionately hurt rural hospitals and might push them to close.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both the Missouri House and Senate have instituted interim committees that would study ways to reform Medicaid. </span>Rowden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he hopes to be involved in the discussion.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:07:03 +0000 Harum Helmy 35734 at http://kbia.org Schaefer, Rowden talk Medicaid expansion, veto override vote at GOP meeting House and Senate budget negotiations bode well for Mo. DMV http://kbia.org/post/house-and-senate-budget-negotiations-bode-well-mo-dmv <p>House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to restore most, but not all, of the funding for Missouri’s Motor Vehicles division within the Department of Revenue.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 22:44:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33330 at http://kbia.org House and Senate budget negotiations bode well for Mo. DMV ATF Denies It Requested Missouri Conceal Carry List http://kbia.org/post/atf-denies-it-requested-missouri-conceal-carry-list <strong><em>(Updated to include response from Mo. Sen. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:29:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32251 at http://kbia.org ATF Denies It Requested Missouri Conceal Carry List ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List http://kbia.org/post/atf-bureau-and-social-security-requested-missouris-conceal-carry-weapons-list <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem19.htm">Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer</a> (R, Columbia)&#160;says the<a href="http://dor.mo.gov/"> Department of Revenue </a>(DOR)&#160;has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW)&#160;holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.<p>Schaefer told reporters Tuesday that they’ve found an email that states the request was made jointly by the <a href="http://www.atf.gov/">Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms</a>, as well as the<a href="http://www.ssa.gov/"> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32190 at http://kbia.org ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List Missouri Department of Revenue director resigns http://kbia.org/post/missouri-department-revenue-director-resigns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri Department of Revenue is looking for a new Director.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:17:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32132 at http://kbia.org Missouri Department of Revenue director resigns Some Missourians eligible for free tax preparation help http://kbia.org/post/some-missourians-eligible-free-tax-preparation-help <p>Some Missourians may be eligible to have someone else prepare their tax returns…for free.&nbsp;</p><p>Missouri is one of 21 states and the District of Columbia that participates in State Free File, a program that partners with tax preparation services to provide free help for people who meet specific income and age requirements. &nbsp;</p><p>The Missouri Department of Revenue website lists seven online tax service providers they have agreements with, each with its own specific eligibility requirements for free tax preparation.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:32:02 +0000 Katy Mersmann 31969 at http://kbia.org Some Missourians eligible for free tax preparation help 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 Nixon: 'Mo. Dept. Of Revenue Is Not Forwarding Info On Citizens To DC' http://kbia.org/post/nixon-mo-dept-revenue-not-forwarding-info-citizens-dc <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) says the <a href="http://dor.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR)</a> is not forwarding information on applicants for driver’s licenses and conceal-carry endorsements to the federal government.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He became exasperated with reporters who asked questions about the controversy during a press conference today at the State Capitol.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“This Department of Revenue and this state of Missouri is not collecting a bunch of un-useful data to send to some sort of magical da Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:34:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31491 at http://kbia.org Nixon: 'Mo. Dept. Of Revenue Is Not Forwarding Info On Citizens To DC' Mo. House Passes State Budget, Mo. Senate Threatens To Delay DOR Budget http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-state-budget-mo-senate-threatens-delay-dor-budget <P>Missouri’s budget for the next fiscal year has been passed by the <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">State House</A>.</P> <P>While Medicaid expansion has dominated most of the debate, spending hikes were approved in other areas.&#160; There’s an extra $65 million for K-12 schools, although the increase still falls short of fully funding the state’s public school formula.&#160; Republican <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=007">Mike Lair </A>of Livingston County chairs the Appropriations committee on Education.</P> <P>“Maybe we don’t have as much money as you want to Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:50:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31196 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Passes State Budget, Mo. Senate Threatens To Delay DOR Budget Mo. Senate subpoenas Dept. of Revenue for driver's license procedures http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-subpoenas-dept-revenue-drivers-license-procedures <p>A top senator says his chamber will hold up a budget for the state Revenue Department until it gets answers on a new procedure for issuing driver's licenses. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:22:56 +0000 Associated Press 31164 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate subpoenas Dept. of Revenue for driver's license procedures