missouri budge project http://kbia.org en Missouri among top states using cost-benefit data in policy making http://kbia.org/post/missouri-among-top-states-using-cost-benefit-data-policy-making <p>A study by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Missouri is in the top ten states when it comes to using cost-benefit analysis of taxpayer money.&nbsp;</p><p>Cost-benefit programs analyze the cost of public programs and the benefits they provide taxpayers.&nbsp; In short, it’s the study of how much bang taxpayers are getting for their buck. And it can be a very effective tool when drafting new laws or policy.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:12:18 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 38084 at http://kbia.org Missouri among top states using cost-benefit data in policy making How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor http://kbia.org/post/how-income-tax-issue-about-more-missouri-and-its-governor Governor Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have cut Missouri’s income tax rates for the first time in 90 years.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican-led General Assembly passed the bill in large part pointing to neighboring Kansas which already has slashed its personal and corporate income taxes.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But as St. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:07:27 +0000 Maria Altman & Maria Altman 34968 at http://kbia.org How the income-tax issue is about more than Missouri and its governor New-year legislative proposal would do away with state income tax http://kbia.org/post/new-year-legislative-proposal-would-do-away-state-income-tax <p>Among the many ideas being floated in Jefferson City for next year is a proposal to do away with the state&rsquo;s income tax.&nbsp; State Senator Chuck&nbsp;Purgason is sponsoring the legislation. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:48:34 +0000 Janet Saidi 5987 at http://kbia.org New-year legislative proposal would do away with state income tax