missouri lawmakers http://kbia.org en With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? http://kbia.org/post/final-week-missouris-2013-legislative-session-arrives <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The final week of Missouri's regular legislative session has arrived.&#160; The Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon are pushing to get several things accomplished before Friday.&#160; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin tells us that the session, so far, has been one highlighted by partisanship and controversy.</span><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kwmu/audio/2013/05/FinalW_web_version.mp3" class="asset-audio">2013 Final Week feature</a><p><strong>Nixon vs. Mon, 13 May 2013 12:26:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33617 at http://kbia.org With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session? Mo. lawmakers vote to repeal renters tax break http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-vote-repeal-renters-tax-break <p></p><p>More than 100,000 low-income seniors and disabled residents who live in rental housing could lose a tax break under a bill given final approval by Missouri lawmakers.</p><p>The bill passed Thursday would eliminate a tax break of up to $750 annually for individuals and redirect the nearly $57 million of savings to existing state programs.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:13:24 +0000 Person: Associated Press 33466 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers vote to repeal renters tax break Voters in numerous Mo. counties pass 'use tax' http://kbia.org/post/voters-numerous-mo-counties-pass-use-tax <p>Voters in more than a dozen Missouri counties have approved local taxes that can be applied to out-of-state purchases.</p><p>Figures from the Missouri Association of Counties show use taxes passed in 13 of 18 counties where it appeared on Tuesday's ballots. In November, use tax proposals were defeated in six of eight counties.</p><p>Results from Tuesday for cities seeking use taxes were mixed.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:52:20 +0000 Associated Press 31495 at http://kbia.org Voters in numerous Mo. counties pass 'use tax' Missouri Lawmakers Discuss 2nd-Half Priorities As Legislative Spring Break Arrives http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-discuss-2nd-half-priorities-legislative-spring-break-arrives <P>Spring break has arrived for Missouri lawmakers, as they take a week off before returning to Jefferson City on March 25th.</P> <P>They’ll have plenty of items on their plate when they get back -- among the House’s priorities is&#160;debating and voting on the state budget, which still does not include Medicaid expansion. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:24:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30555 at http://kbia.org Missouri Lawmakers Discuss 2nd-Half Priorities As Legislative Spring Break Arrives