The Missouri State Senate has passed legislation that would eliminate tax breaks for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities living in rental properties. According to Jessica Macy, the executive director of the Boone County Council on Aging, this tax break allows seniors to pay their bills and improve their quality of life.
“This is really money that really helps offset their everyday living expenses,” Macy said.
Macy said the tax break allows seniors to support local businesses by using their money to purchase necessities, such as groceries and prescriptions.
A St. Louis legislator plans to try again to get seat belt fines raised in Missouri. Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny’s bill would increase the current fine of $10 to $50, and apply it to everyone in the front seat of a vehicle.
Keaveny has sponsored the bill each year he’s been in the State Senate, and each year it’s gone nowhere. He says this time around he hopes lawmakers will consider the number of teenagers who’ve died because they didn’t buckle up:
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: