transportation plan 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 High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan http://kbia.org/post/high-schoolers-community-members-speak-out-against-school-start-times-board-plan <p></p><p>The Columbia School District's Board of Education is reconsidering the school start times included in its controversial three-tier transportation plan. At last night’s board meeting,district parents, students and employees spoke loud and clear: The current proposed start times simply don’t work.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:54:49 +0000 Harum Helmy 27294 at http://kbia.org High schoolers, community members speak out against school start times in board plan