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Wed January 23, 2013

House and Senate committees to hear bills that revive tax credits for nonprofits

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 5:11 pm

Legislation that would revive three benevolent tax credits in Missouri is being considered by a State House committee.

Tax breaks for food pantries, pregnancy resource centers and the Children in Crisis program all expired last year when lawmakers failed to pass any type of tax credit reform package.  Scott Baker, State Director of the Missouri Food Bank Association, testified today in favor of renewing the incentives.  He says according to the USDA, Missouri has the nation’s 7th highest food insecurity rate.

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