state sales tax http://kbia.org en Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Mo. Senate Republicans http://kbia.org/post/proposed-tax-cut-scaled-back-mo-senate-republicans <P>Republicans in the Missouri Senate have scaled back&#160;a proposal to cut state taxes in order to emulate tax cuts in neighboring Kansas and Oklahoma.</P> <P>Governor Jay Nixon (D)&#160;has strongly objected to the bill's sales tax hike, saying it would hurt the poor and elderly the most.&#160; That provision has been dropped.&#160;&#160;House Bill 253&#160;would now cut the personal income tax rate by half a percentage point and the corporate rate by three points, and phase them both in over the next 10 years.&#160; Republican Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit is handling the measure in the Sena Wed, 08 May 2013 13:51:45 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33366 at http://kbia.org Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Mo. Senate Republicans Gov. Nixon remains opposed to tax legislation http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-remains-opposed-tax-legislation <p>Gov. Jay Nixon says he remains opposed to a bill that would raise the state sales tax while cutting income taxes for individuals and businesses.</p><p>Nixon released a statement Thursday saying that a sales tax increase would shift the tax burden to seniors and veterans on fixed incomes. He said it "is not the right approach to growing our economy or creating jobs."</p><p>His reaction comes after the House passed a bill Wednesday that would gradually cut the individual income tax by two-thirds of a percentage point over five years while also reducing business taxes.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:48:39 +0000 Person: Associated Press 32658 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon remains opposed to tax legislation Gov. Nixon opposes legislation supporting income tax cuts http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-opposes-legislation-supporting-income-tax-cuts-0 <p>Gov. Jay Nixon is increasing his opposition to Senate legislation that would cut Missouri's income tax and raise the state sales tax.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:57:55 +0000 Associated Press 30302 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon opposes legislation supporting income tax cuts