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4:17 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Missouri universities raise funding concerns

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Officials from Missouri's public universities are raising concerns about reduced revenues for education as state lawmakers consider an income tax cut.

A statement signed by the governing board presidents of nine state universities cites concerns that legislation could limit the money available for education.

Although the letter does not specifically mention the proposed income tax cut, the executive director of the Council on Public Higher Education said that is the subject of the concerns.

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8:08 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Missouri Senate Begins Debate On Nixon's Tax Cut Compromise

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 4:48 pm

The Missouri Senate has begun debate on a compromise tax cut brokered last month between Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, and state Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee's Summit.

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8:09 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Mo. Senate bill would give tax cut to homeowners

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Every homeowner in Missouri could get a one-time tax refund under legislation pending in the state Senate.

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8:09 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Mo. House endorses plan to adjust tax brackets

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Missouri House members have endorsed the first change in Missouri's income tax brackets since the Great Depression.

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8:16 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Missouri House Endorses Tax Cut Bills

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Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 9:25 pm

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to two separate but similar tax-cut bills.

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8:21 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Nixon Outlines Requirements For Tax Cut Plan That He Could Support

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 9:05 pm

(Updated 12:45 p.m. Fri., Feb. 14)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has unveiled a tentative deal for a tax-cut package made with some Republicans in the state Senate, but his requirements could delay when -- or if -- the cuts go into effect.

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8:54 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Tax Cut Debate Underway In Missouri Senate

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 2:59 pm

Debate has begun in the Missouri Senate on this year's attempt to cut the state's income tax rate.

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3:42 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Nixon doesn't plan to call for special legislative session

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has no plans to call a special legislative session to craft a new version of a bill cutting income taxes.

Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said today that trying to put together a new bill at the last moment would be an irresponsible approach to a complex issue.

Nixon vetoed a bill earlier this year that would cut income taxes. Lawmakers are to convene Sept. 11 to consider overriding that veto.

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4:48 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

In St. Louis, Nixon Goes On Offensive Against Income Tax Bill

Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 8:37 am

Expect to see a lot of ads leading up to September, paid for largely by one man. Libertarian Rex Sinquefield has given nearly $2.4 million to groups backing a possible cut to Missouri's income tax.

In response, Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has gone on the offensive, attacking the income tax bill and defending his veto.

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7:47 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September

Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 7:05 pm

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.

According to the Associated Press, the Democratic Governor struck down 29 of the 145 non-budgetary bills sent to him by the Republican-dominated House and Senate.  Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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5:16 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Nixon signs FY 2014 budget, withholds $400 million of spending

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  Missouri’s state budget for the fiscal year that begins Monday has been signed into law, but Gov. Jay Nixon also announced that he will withhold more than 400 million dollars in funding for several state needs.  He told reporters Friday that the tentative cuts would become permanent if Republican lawmakers override his veto of their tax cut bill.  Budget Director Linda Luebbering says Nixon's cuts includes cancelling pay raises for state workers as well as eliminating state jobs.

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5:17 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Emails Show Nixon Administration Involvement In Accidental Medicine Tax

Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 9:44 am

Updated 5:02 p.m. May 31

Newly released emails show that Gov. Jay Nixon's administration and legislative bill drafters each had a role in crafting an apparently inadvertent tax increase on prescription medications.

The prescription tax hike is included in a bill passed by the Legislature that cuts the state's income tax. Nixon has indicated he may veto the bill.

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9:07 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Scaled-Back Tax Cut Legislation Sent To Mo. Gov. Nixon

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 3:08 am

A proposal to cut state income taxes in Missouri for both individuals and businesses is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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8:40 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Mo. Senate passes income tax cut to counter Kan.

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation phasing in a potential $700 million income tax cut for businesses and individuals.

The legislation approved 24-9 Wednesday by the Republican-led Senate is intended to counteract a large income tax cut that took effect this year in Kansas. The bill now goes to the House.

It would gradually cut the individual income tax by one-half of a percentage point and the corporate income tax by three percentage points over a decade. But each incremental cut would take effect only if annual revenues rise by at least $100 million.

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5:19 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Mo. State House committee examines income tax legislation

A Mo. State House committee inspects legislation that would cut Missouri's income tax while raising the sales tax.
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Legislation that would cut Missouri’s income tax while raising the sales tax was examined today by a State House committee. 

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4:57 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Gov. Nixon opposes legislation supporting income tax cuts

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Gov. Jay Nixon is increasing his opposition to Senate legislation that would cut Missouri's income tax and raise the state sales tax.

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