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  A Missouri measure set to take effect this year will ensure restaurant owners are responsible only for collecting income taxes on cash tips workers report to them.

Lawmakers Send Fewer Tax Changes to Nixon

May 20, 2015
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  The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature has sent several small tweaks to the state's tax code to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon this session.

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Today the Missouri Senate voted 26-8 in favor of legislation that would prevent changes to ballot measures within about two months of an election.

Current law allows measures to be finalized anytime within 180 days of an election. Republican Senator Will Kraus of Lee's Summit, is sponsoring the bill and says it’s aimed at saving the state money for reprinting ballots if there are changes close to an election.

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Missouri tax officials are getting audited. 

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  Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that could make it harder for people to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for repeated absences or other alleged misconduct.

The House passed the bill Tuesday by a 107-45 vote. Because it already had cleared the Senate, the measure now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.