hb 253 http://kbia.org en Columbia education leaders pleased with upholding of H.B. 253 veto http://kbia.org/post/columbia-education-leaders-pleased-upholding-hb-253-veto <p>The Missouri House failed to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that proposed a variety of changes to the state tax codes.&nbsp; Those changes included income tax cuts for both businesses and individuals.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proponents said the bill would have improved the business climate of Missouri, while critics believed it would significantly lower the state’s general revenue fund, resulting in cuts to state agencies and education.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:58:51 +0000 Jordan Locke 40368 at http://kbia.org Columbia education leaders pleased with upholding of H.B. 253 veto Gov. Nixon visits Fairview Elementary http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-visits-fairview-elementary <p>Governor Jay Nixon visited Fairview Elementary in Columbia on Wednesday morning. Nixon went back to the school where his mother used to teach.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon was at Fairview Elementary to applaud the academic success of the students.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:27:50 +0000 Tony Nochim 40366 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon visits Fairview Elementary Mo. House rejects override of House Bill 253 http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-rejects-override-house-bill-253 <p>During the start of the legislature's veto session today, the Missouri House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto on House Bill 253, a contentious bill that would have lowered income taxes. Critics of the bill alleged that the tax cuts would send the state into debt.</p><p>The vote had 94 votes in favor to 67 against, but 109 votes were needed to override the veto. As a result of the vote, the Senate will not consider overriding Gov. Nixon's veto.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:52:52 +0000 Casey Morell 40340 at http://kbia.org Mo. House rejects override of House Bill 253 Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday http://kbia.org/post/missouris-2013-veto-session-begins-wednesday The showdown between Missouri's Democratic Governor and the Republican-led General Assembly finally arrives this week, as lawmakers return to Jefferson City for their annual veto session.&#160; <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> struck down 29 bills this year, with most of the post-veto attention falling on two bills in particular, a controversial tax cut proposal and an even more controversial attempt to nullify federal gun control laws.&#160; St. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:35:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 40288 at http://kbia.org Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday Analysis: Huge Mo. tax cut largely hypothetical http://kbia.org/post/analysis-huge-mo-tax-cut-largely-hypothetical <p></p><p>Governor Jay Nixon says a clause in the income tax cut bill he vetoed could have triggered a $1.2 billion run on the state treasury because the cuts could apply retroactively to the last 3 years.</p><p>Attorney General Chris Koster agreed with Nixon's legal analysis this past week, as Republicans consider overriding the veto. But the dollar amount projection remains largely hypothetical.</p><p>The Missouri bill would trigger a one-half of a percent reduction in state income tax rates if the federal government enacts a measure making it easier for states to collect online sales taxes. That bill has stalled in the U.S. House. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:15:50 +0000 Associated Press 39833 at http://kbia.org Analysis: Huge Mo. tax cut largely hypothetical No Support Yet For A Mo. Special Session On Tax Cut Legislation http://kbia.org/post/no-support-yet-mo-special-session-tax-cut-legislation <span style="line-height: 1.5;">So far, there has not been a </span>ground swell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of support for the idea of a special legislative session in Missouri to pass an alternate version of the tax cut bill vetoed earlier this year by Governor Jay Nixon (D).</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday, House Bill 253's sponsor, State Representative T.J. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:49:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39745 at http://kbia.org No Support Yet For A Mo. Special Session On Tax Cut Legislation Votes on Mo. income tax cut could draw challengers http://kbia.org/post/votes-mo-income-tax-cut-could-draw-challengers <div>A conservative Missouri political committee says it may recruit candidates to run in primary elections against Republican legislators who vote against an income tax cut.</div><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:09:39 +0000 Associated Press 39365 at http://kbia.org Votes on Mo. income tax cut could draw challengers SOS Kander tells Texas Gov. Rick Perry to keep hands off Missouri jobs http://kbia.org/post/sos-kander-tells-texas-gov-rick-perry-keep-hands-missouri-jobs <p>Texas Gov. Rick Perry is launching an ad campaign in which he asks Missouri workers and employers to consider moving to Texas.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:56:08 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 39255 at http://kbia.org SOS Kander tells Texas Gov. Rick Perry to keep hands off Missouri jobs Nixon opposes new and increased license fees http://kbia.org/post/nixon-opposes-new-and-increased-license-fees <p>In the first of what may be several visits to highlight his many other vetoes from this summer, Gov. Jay Nixon told reporters in Springfield that he opposes $22 million in new and increased license fees on Missourians.</p><p>Nixon was referring to SB 51, which modifies provisions related to the regulation of motor vehicles. The bill, vetoed on June 26, was one of 29 struck down by the Governor.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:21:57 +0000 Person: Scott Harvey 39148 at http://kbia.org Nixon opposes new and increased license fees Columbia students prepare to go back to school http://kbia.org/post/columbia-students-prepare-go-back-school <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:33:08 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 39092 at http://kbia.org Columbia students prepare to go back to school Speaker Jones rallies support to override Nexon's veto of tax-cut bill http://kbia.org/post/speaker-jones-rallies-support-override-nexons-veto-tax-cut-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is rallying support for an effort to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income-tax cut bill.</span></p><p>Jones, a Republican, says reducing taxes would grow the economy and allow more funding for education. Nixon, a Democrat, says the tax cut would jeopardize funding for government services and boost taxes on prescription drugs.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:18:35 +0000 Associated Press 38853 at http://kbia.org Speaker Jones rallies support to override Nexon's veto of tax-cut bill Nixon continues attack against income tax cut bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-continues-attack-against-income-tax-cut-bill <p></p><p>A new report by the Department of Mental Health, or DMH, found the department would have to cut 87 million dollars annually. Federal matching funds would also be lost, which brings that number to approximately $164 million per year.</p><p>Speaking at the Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment at Southeast Missouri State University, Nixon said that would permanently undermine the state’s ability to fund mental health services.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:19:25 +0000 Jacob McCleland 38719 at http://kbia.org Nixon continues attack against income tax cut bill Nixon hammers home flaws in tax-cut bill; seed vault tour http://kbia.org/post/nixon-hammers-home-flaws-tax-cut-bill-seed-vault-tour <p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:29:21 +0000 Kristofor Husted 38065 at http://kbia.org Nixon hammers home flaws in tax-cut bill; seed vault tour Nixon: Tax-cut bill will cost higher education millions http://kbia.org/post/nixon-tax-cut-bill-will-cost-higher-education-millions <p> Gov. Jay Nixon continued stumping across the state discouraging state lawmakers from overriding his veto on a tax cut bill.</p><p>At the University of Missouri Columbia campus Wednesday, Nixon said the bill could result in a funding slash of $67 million per year for the state’s higher education institutions. The University of Missouri system alone stands to lose $31 million per year. And if a federal online sales tax bill passes, the state number jumps up to a cut of $116 million annually.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:08:37 +0000 Kristofor Husted 38046 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Tax-cut bill will cost higher education millions Nixon: Tax cut bill would harm education, eliminate funding for new Fulton hospital http://kbia.org/post/nixon-tax-cut-bill-would-harm-education-eliminate-funding-new-fulton-hospital <p>With two stops in mid-Missouri Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon continued his campaign against a Republican-sponsored bill that would cut the corporate and individual income tax rates. Nixon vetoed the bill earlier this summer.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon addressed Missouri school leaders in Columbia Tuesday at a conference hosted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.&nbsp; The governor used the venue to continue speaking against a bill that would cut taxes in the state.</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:27:54 +0000 Associated Press & Andrew Nichols 37987 at http://kbia.org Nixon: Tax cut bill would harm education, eliminate funding for new Fulton hospital