Tax credits feature in pre-filed Missouri Senate bills

Dec 4, 2012

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Monday was the first full day that Missouri lawmakers in both chambers can pre-file bills for next year’s regular session.  Much of the legislation pre-filed in  the State Senate so far deals with tax credits:

The proposals include incentives to lure amateur sporting events to Missouri, which has failed in years past – and one that would renew several benevolent tax breaks that expired last year.  That one is sponsored by GOP Senator Bob Dixon of Springfield: “Chief among them is the ‘children in crisis tax credit’…my hope is that we can keep them separated from the larger debate, which certainly needs to occur – tax credit reform, that is.”Other pre-filed bills would ban lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers, address the state’s ailing Second Injury Fund, and raise the cigarette tax by 26 cents per pack