7:30 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

MOSIRA law argued before Missouri Supreme Court

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Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 4:51 pm

A life sciences jobs bill signed into law last year but blocked this year was heard today by the Missouri Supreme Court.

The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA, would use a funding mechanism to draw more high-tech jobs to Missouri.  Known then as Senate Bill 7, it included language tying its passage to that of a tax credit bill (Senate Bill 8), which did not pass during the 2011 special legislative sessionGovernor Jay Nixon (D) signed the MOSIRA bill, anyway, but Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green (R) ruled it unconstitutional in February because of the language tying it to the dead bill.  Solicitor General Jim Layton argued for the state before the High Court, saying that the MOSIRA bill can be legally severed from the other bill.

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8:58 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Cole Co. Judge declares MOSIRA unconstitutional

The judge said failure by lawmakers to pass wide-ranging tax credit legislation in the fall special session renders the bill unconstitutional.

The Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA, has been ruled unconstitutional by a Cole County judge.

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8:50 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Newscast for February 22, 2012

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A Cole County judge rules Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional
  • A potentially threatening letter is sent to some state lawmakers
  • Plans for a new football tailgate zone in Columbia have some business crying foul
4:14 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

Nixon Praises Bill Helping Growth in Science and Tech Industries

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stopped in Kansas City Wednesday for a bill signing ceremony promoting research and technology businesses.

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