sales tax http://kbia.org en Nixon Says Legislature-Approved Tax Breaks Decimate Local Control http://kbia.org/post/nixon-says-legislature-approved-tax-breaks-decimate-local-control <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon tells the Eastern Jackson County Betterment Council tax cuts he vetoed could have a detrimental impact on local revenues." data-attribution="Credit Elle Moxley / KCUR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/nixon.jpg" alt="" /><p>Missouri Gov. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:47:39 +0000 Elle Moxley 56454 at http://kbia.org Nixon Says Legislature-Approved Tax Breaks Decimate Local Control Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges http://kbia.org/post/cole-county-judge-hearing-ballot-measure-challenges <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri judge is considering challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments slated for the August ballot.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:26:47 +0000 Associated Press 55241 at http://kbia.org Cole County judge hearing ballot measure challenges City of Columbia considers retail surveyors for sales tax revenue http://kbia.org/post/city-columbia-considers-retail-surveyors-sales-tax-revenue <p>The City of Columbia may hire a company to survey sales tax revenue within the retail economy of the city.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:16:25 +0000 Desiree Seals 51702 at http://kbia.org City of Columbia considers retail surveyors for sales tax revenue House endorses transportation tax vote http://kbia.org/post/house-endorses-transportation-tax-vote-0 <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a temporary one- Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:05:50 +0000 Marshall Griffin 51001 at http://kbia.org House endorses transportation tax vote Bill could exempt sales tax on cars at least 10 years old http://kbia.org/post/bill-could-exempt-sales-tax-cars-least-10-years-old <p></p><p>Buying an older car could become more economical in Missouri.</p><p>A state senator filed a bill Thursday that would exempt decade-old cars from sales taxes on the titling of the motor vehicle. Under the bill, a 2004 model bought in 2014 would be exempted from sales taxes. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:05:48 +0000 Associated Press 46467 at http://kbia.org Bill could exempt sales tax on cars at least 10 years old Missouri Association for Social Welfare opposes sales tax http://kbia.org/post/missouri-association-social-welfare-opposes-sales-tax <p>A potential statewide sales tax to improve road conditions gained new life recently, but not everyone thinks the initiative is a good idea.</p><p>The Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW) is opposed to an initiative petition filed by Missourians for Safer Roads and New Jobs that would establish a one-cent sales and use tax. The proposed tax could raise $8 billion to fund road improvements throughout Missouri. MASW believes the tax is regressive and would affect lower-wage citizens more than their higher-wage counterparts.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:19:10 +0000 Beth Anne Carroll 42931 at http://kbia.org Missouri Association for Social Welfare opposes sales tax Amazon cuts ties with online associates in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/amazon-cuts-ties-online-associates-missouri <p>Online retailer Amazon is severing ties with its online associates in Missouri because of a new state sales tax law.</p><p>Amazon Associates are people who write blogs or product reviews then link to Amazon.com. They collect commissions if people use their link to buy at Amazon.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:31:56 +0000 Associated Press 39045 at http://kbia.org Amazon cuts ties with online associates in Missouri 1 cent sales tax fails to make it through Mo. legislature http://kbia.org/post/1-cent-sales-tax-fails-make-it-through-mo-legislature <p></p><p>A proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation has stalled in the Missouri Legislature.</p><p>The sales tax proposal was projected to generate nearly $8 billion over a decade for state highways, local roads and other modes of transportation such as railroads, airports, mass transit and river ports. Cities and counties would each get 5 percent of the revenues, with the rest going to state projects. Voters would have had to approve the tax in 2014 to enact the proposal. Fri, 17 May 2013 21:25:06 +0000 Associated Press 33961 at http://kbia.org 1 cent sales tax fails to make it through Mo. legislature Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-transportation-sales-tax <p>Missouri House members have endorsed a 1-cent sales tax that would be dedicated to paying for state and local transportation projects. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:24:49 +0000 Associated Press 33746 at http://kbia.org Mo. House endorses transportation sales tax Nixon Vetoes Vehicle Sales Tax Bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-vehicle-sales-tax-bill Missouri Governor Jay Nixon <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/pdf/2013/sb182veto.pdf">has vetoed</a>&#160;a bill which would have levied sales taxes on out-of-state auto, boat and other vehicle purchases.&#160;<p>The Governor vetoed a similar bill&#160;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-may-veto-out-state-vehicle-sales-tax-bill">in May of last year</a>.<p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Friday's action&#160;marks the second time in two years he has rejected the Legislature's attempt to reverse the effect of a 2012 Supreme Court ruling.</span><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:36:20 +0000 Kelsey Proud 32425 at http://kbia.org Nixon Vetoes Vehicle Sales Tax Bill Mo. Senate passes transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-transportation-sales-tax <p> The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed 1-cent sales tax to fund state and local transportation projects.</p><p>The tax would require approval by Missouri voters and go back on a statewide ballot after 10 years.</p><p>Officials estimate the tax would generate nearly $8 billion over a decade with 10 percent dedicated to local transportation needs.</p><p>The proposal now goes to the House after clearing the Senate Thursday on a vote of 24-10. All the opponents were Republicans.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:29:55 +0000 Person: Associated Press 30424 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes transportation sales tax Analysis: Mo. tax plan may save little for many http://kbia.org/post/analysis-mo-tax-plan-may-save-little-many <p>The typical Missouri household might have relatively little to gain from a Senate-endorsed overhaul of the state's tax policies.</p><p>The proposed mixture of income tax cuts and sales tax hikes could save a few dozen dollars annually for a family of four earning just slightly more than Missouri's median household income of about $45,000.</p><p>Wealthier taxpayers, particularly those running their own businesses, might save a lot more. Yet seniors reliant on Social Security benefits could pay more.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:01:46 +0000 Associated Press 30204 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Mo. tax plan may save little for many 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 Senators to propose Mo. transportation sales tax http://kbia.org/post/senators-propose-mo-transportation-sales-tax <p>Two Missouri state senators are proposing a 1-cent sales tax for 10 years to pay for transportation needs.</p><p>Republican Mike Kehoe, of Jefferson City, and Democrat Ryan McKenna, of Crystal City, scheduled a news conference about the plan Tuesday along U.S. 50, several miles east of the of the state Capitol.</p><p>Missouri transportation officials say funding for construction and improvements fell from $1.2 billion to less than $700 million during the past year.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:36:59 +0000 Associated Press 28362 at http://kbia.org Senators to propose Mo. transportation sales tax November general collections report http://kbia.org/post/november-general-collections-report <p>Missouri’s November general collections report show a 6.0 percent increase of revenue compared to November of last year. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:13:40 +0000 Julie Fine 25449 at http://kbia.org Holts Summit voters to decide on renewing 20-year-old sales tax http://kbia.org/post/holts-summit-voters-decide-renewing-20-year-old-sales-tax <p>Holts Summit voters will decide on Nov. 6 whether to renew a 20-year-old sales tax. The .05 percent sales tax is earmarked for capital improvements and if renewed, would continue until 2033.</p><p>Holts Summit City Administrator Brian Crane said the city primarily used the original sales tax revenue to build a new sewage system. He said the renewal would expand upon necessary improvements to city infrastructure.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:54:14 +0000 Patrick Rawlings 23339 at http://kbia.org Holts Summit voters to decide on renewing 20-year-old sales tax Boonville citizens to vote on sales tax http://kbia.org/post/boonville-citizens-vote-sales-tax <p>Boonville citizens will vote Nov. 6 on a tax initiative to raise the sales tax. The main portion of money from the tax would go to improving the water treatment plant in Boonville.</p><p>The tax initiative on the Boonville ballot&nbsp; would raise the sales tax by half of one percent. This would raise the sales tax to 8.2 percent similar to that of surrounding cities.&nbsp; The money would go toward improving the water treatment plant and storm water drainage issues. City Administrator Irl Tessendorf said times may be tough but the improvements are needed.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:12:34 +0000 Ky Bright 23335 at http://kbia.org Boonville citizens to vote on sales tax Mo. lawmakers skip veto override on sales tax bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-skip-veto-override-sales-tax-bill <p>Missouri House Republicans have decided against trying to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation on vehicle sales taxes. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:14:49 +0000 Associated Press 21062 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers skip veto override on sales tax bill Jefferson City Fire Department wants voters to approve funding fix http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-fire-department-wants-voters-approve-funding-fix <p>The Jefferson City Fire Department is asking voters to fund the plan that would purchase new equipment and trucks, cover technical upgrades, and pay for firefighter training. Captain Scott Spencer says unfortunately, a lot of the department&rsquo;s equipment is getting old.</p><p>&ldquo;This fire department improvement plan is for the community. It all transcends down to the end user, the taxpayer, the customer that might be relying on us for emergency medical services, which we&rsquo;re going to be upgrading,&quot; said Spencer.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:05:23 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 17022 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City Fire Department wants voters to approve funding fix Missouri revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenues-ahead-projections-34-percent <p>Missouri&#39;s tax revenues are running a little ahead of projections heading into the final month of the state budget year. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 21:14:53 +0000 Associated Press 15365 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent Newscast for April 3, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-3-2012-0 <p>Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon&#39;s trip to Brazil.</li><li>Columbia&#39;s local election.</li><li>Novinger&#39;s&nbsp;possible sales tax.</li></ul> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:28:50 +0000 Chris McDaniel 11751 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 3, 2012 Novinger mulls first-ever sales tax http://kbia.org/post/novinger-mulls-first-ever-sales-tax <p>Novinger, a small town west of Kirksville, is voting Tuesday on a proposition that would implement the town&rsquo;s first ever sales tax.&nbsp;The proposed tax is a 1% sales tax and is estimated to raise between $10,000 and $15,000 annually.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:08:28 +0000 Bryan Whitton 11748 at http://kbia.org Sales tax advocacy group receives huge donation http://kbia.org/post/sales-tax-advocacy-group-receives-huge-donation <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A group pushing to replace Missouri&#39;s income tax with a broader sales tax says it&#39;s received a million-dollar contribution.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 7844 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenue report released http://kbia.org/post/missouri-revenue-report-released <p>The Missouri revenue report was released today, and though there is an increase in revenue, it is not the increase the state needed. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:45:44 +0000 4682 at http://kbia.org Missouri revenue report released