missouri association for social welfare http://kbia.org en Forget fuel tax, Missouri pushes sales tax increase to fund MoDOT http://kbia.org/post/forget-fuel-tax-missouri-pushes-sales-tax-increase-fund-modot <p></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:45:50 +0000 Katie Hiler 52560 at http://kbia.org Forget fuel tax, Missouri pushes sales tax increase to fund MoDOT 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 Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends http://kbia.org/post/missouris-racial-disparities-traffic-stops-mirror-national-trends <p>A new report showing that African-American drivers are more likely to be stopped by police in Missouri is consistent with finding across the United States, according to a researcher that worked on the state report released by Attorney General Chris Koster.&nbsp; The report measures the racial disparity index, &nbsp;a system to measure and compare the frequency that drivers of various ethnicities are stopped and the racial proportion of the population.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:49:08 +0000 Joyu Wang 34970 at http://kbia.org Missouri's racial disparities in traffic stops mirror national trends