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5:19 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Missouri Association for Social Welfare opposes sales tax

A potential statewide sales tax to improve road conditions gained new life recently, but not everyone thinks the initiative is a good idea.

The Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW) is opposed to an initiative petition filed by Missourians for Safer Roads and New Jobs that would establish a one-cent sales and use tax. The proposed tax could raise $8 billion to fund road improvements throughout Missouri. MASW believes the tax is regressive and would affect lower-wage citizens more than their higher-wage counterparts.

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9:43 am
Mon September 23, 2013

U.S. House vote to cut SNAP funding brings mixed reactions in state

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The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and some Missouri social welfare advocates are concerned about the impact of the cut on rural Missourians. SNAP, formerly food stamps, was already expected to receive a fund cut this November.

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4:31 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Crowd gathers at state Capitol to commemorate March on Washington

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Roughly 200 people braved the heat and humidity outside Missouri’s Capitol building today (Wednesday) to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  Among those speaking at the event was former St. Louis lawmaker Jeanette Mott Oxford, who now heads the Missouri Association for Social Welfare.  She told the crowd she believes King’s vision for America went beyond racial equality:

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5:53 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

New bill may cause tax-hike on cigarettes

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The latest bill would raise the state’s cigarette tax from 17 cents per pack to a dollar and 9-and-a-half cents per pack.

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4:45 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

House passes budget caps

The Missouri House of Representatives
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One day after giving it first-round approval, the Missouri House has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to place spending caps on the state budget.

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