income tax cut http://kbia.org en Nixon Says Legislature-Approved Tax Breaks Decimate Local Control http://kbia.org/post/nixon-says-legislature-approved-tax-breaks-decimate-local-control <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon tells the Eastern Jackson County Betterment Council tax cuts he vetoed could have a detrimental impact on local revenues." data-attribution="Credit Elle Moxley / KCUR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/nixon.jpg" alt="" /><p>Missouri Gov. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:47:39 +0000 Elle Moxley 56454 at http://kbia.org Nixon Says Legislature-Approved Tax Breaks Decimate Local Control Foes consider referendum drive on Missouri tax cut http://kbia.org/post/foes-consider-referendum-drive-missouri-tax-cut <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some opponents of a&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;income tax cut say they're contemplating pursuing a referendum that would put the issue before voters.</span></p><p>The Republican-led Legislature enacted the tax cut this spring by overriding a veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The measure would gradually reduce&nbsp;Missouri's&nbsp;top individual income tax rate and phase in a new business income deduction starting in 2017.</p><p>The Kansas City Star reports that some groups opposed to the tax cut are considering a referendum petition.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:43:45 +0000 Associated Press 53332 at http://kbia.org Foes consider referendum drive on Missouri tax cut Democrat loses committee spots after tax cut vote http://kbia.org/post/democrat-loses-committee-spots-after-tax-cut-vote <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Democratic lawmaker from suburban St. Louis has been removed from several Missouri House committees after he sided with Republicans to enact an income tax cut.</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:15:13 +0000 Associated Press 52629 at http://kbia.org Democrat loses committee spots after tax cut vote Missouri House Joins Senate To Override Veto Of Tax-Cut Bill http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-overrides-veto-tax-cut-bill-house-delays-vote-until-tuesday <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/Mo._Capitol_in_August.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Missouri House acted quickly Tuesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a tax-cut bill that is estimated to cut the state's revenue by about $620 million a year when fully implemented.<p>The House obtained the exact number of votes needed — 109 — with the help of one Democrat, Rep. Tue, 06 May 2014 14:13:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 52522 at http://kbia.org Missouri House Joins Senate To Override Veto Of Tax-Cut Bill Missouri lawmakers plan override vote on tax cut http://kbia.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-plan-override-vote-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri lawmakers could decide this week whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an income tax cut.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:14:26 +0000 Associated Press 52434 at http://kbia.org Missouri lawmakers plan override vote on tax cut Gov. Nixon to veto income tax cut http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-veto-income-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will veto an income tax cut that he considers to be "an unfair, unaffordable and dangerous scheme."</p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:12:07 +0000 Associated Press 52290 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon to veto income tax cut Nixon's Latest Tax-Cut Battle With General Assembly Resembles Earlier Fight http://kbia.org/post/nixons-latest-tax-cut-battle-general-assembly-resembles-earlier-fight With a new tax-cut package on his desk, Missouri Gov. Nixon has zeroed in on a new “fatal flaw’’ that his administration says could wipe out 65 percent of the state’s general-revenue income used to fund most state services and aid to public schools.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Missouri Capitol" data-attribution="Credit (Marshall Griffin/St. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:25:27 +0000 Jo Mannies 51807 at http://kbia.org Nixon's Latest Tax-Cut Battle With General Assembly Resembles Earlier Fight Nixon taking action on Missouri tax-cut measure http://kbia.org/post/nixon-taking-action-missouri-tax-cut-measure <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is ready to follow through on his criticism of a tax-cut plan passed by the Legislature.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:56:11 +0000 Associated Press 51741 at http://kbia.org Nixon taking action on Missouri tax-cut measure Missouri universities raise funding concerns http://kbia.org/post/missouri-universities-raise-funding-concerns <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Officials from Missouri's public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Associated Press 51408 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon criticizes $620M Missouri tax cut plan http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-criticizes-620m-missouri-tax-cut-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new estimate puts the eventual cost of a Missouri tax cut proposal at more than $620 million annually.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:15:02 +0000 Associated Press 50563 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon criticizes $620M Missouri tax cut plan New estimate puts Missouri tax cut bill at $620M http://kbia.org/post/new-estimate-puts-missouri-tax-cut-bill-620m <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new estimate puts the eventual cost of a&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Senate&nbsp;<font color="red">income</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">tax</font>&nbsp;cut plan at more than $620 million annually.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:30:47 +0000 Associated Press 50496 at http://kbia.org New estimate puts Missouri tax cut bill at $620M Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-pitches-deal-income-tax-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon says he would enact an income tax cut, if lawmakers agree to several contingencies.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:09:09 +0000 Associated Press 48143 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon pitches deal for income tax cut Nixon Calls Senate Tax-Cut Proposal 'Fiscally Irresponsible' http://kbia.org/post/nixon-calls-senate-tax-cut-proposal-fiscally-irresponsible Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has swiftly attacked a state Senate panel’s action to approve a phased-in tax cut that he estimates will cost the state $1 billion a year when fully implemented.<p>Nixon called it a “fiscally irresponsible tax experiment.”<p>The governor was referring to a tax-cut proposal approved early Thursday by the Senate Ways and Means Committee.&#160; The plan is similar to last session’s SB253,<a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/32688/veto_session_preview_091013"> a tax cut measure vetoed by the governor last summer</a>. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:39:01 +0000 Jo Mannies 47087 at http://kbia.org Nixon Calls Senate Tax-Cut Proposal 'Fiscally Irresponsible' Parole Board appointee defends income tax cut vote http://kbia.org/post/parole-board-appointee-defends-income-tax-cut-vote <p></p><p>A former Missouri lawmaker is defending his appointment to the state parole board in the face of opposition from some senators.</p><p>Dennis Fowler was appointed to the Board of Probation and Parole in December by Gov. Jay Nixon. But to remain in the job, his appointment must be confirmed by the Senate. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:37:27 +0000 Associated Press 46667 at http://kbia.org Parole Board appointee defends income tax cut vote State lawmakers preview 2014 legislative session http://kbia.org/post/state-lawmakers-preview-2014-legislative-session <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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:32:55 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46610 at http://kbia.org State lawmakers preview 2014 legislative session State legislators plan a comeback for income tax cut legislation http://kbia.org/post/state-legislators-plan-comeback-income-tax-cut-legislation <p>Missouri lawmakers plan to make another attempt at cutting income taxes during their 2014 session.</p><p>Democratic Governor Jay Nixon vetoed an income tax cut bill passed earlier this year, and majority party Republicans were unable to override it.</p><p>House and Senate leaders say an income tax cut will be an early priority when lawmakers convene January 8th.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:29:18 +0000 Associated Press 45974 at http://kbia.org State legislators plan a comeback for income tax cut legislation AG Koster sides with Gov. Nixon on tax cut http://kbia.org/post/ag-koster-sides-gov-nixon-tax-cut <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Attorney General Chris </span>Koster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has sided with </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon in determining that a vetoed tax cut bill could have applied retroactively.</span></p><p>At issue is a provision triggering an automatic one-half of a percent reduction in Missouri's income tax rates if the federal government makes it easier for states to collect taxes on online sales.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:22:18 +0000 Associated Press 39682 at http://kbia.org AG Koster sides with Gov. Nixon on tax cut 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: 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 University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-leaders-want-income-tax-bill-stay-dead <P>The University of Missouri Board of Curators met Friday morning, and the curators say they are concerned about statewide spending cuts that directly affect the UM System.&nbsp;</P> <P>Missouri governor Jay Nixon froze 400 million dollars in statewide spending in response to threats to override his veto of House Bill 253, a tax-cutting bill that Nixon said would drain state revenue.&nbsp; Republicans have enough seats in the state legislature to override the Democratic governor’s veto in September if they all agree to do so.&nbsp; Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:53:59 +0000 Andrew Nichols 37384 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri leaders want income tax bill to stay dead