state income taxes

4:24 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Joint tax returns from Mo. gay couples spurs suit

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A lawsuit is challenging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's order that the state accept jointly filed tax returns from same-sex couples legally married in other states.

Nixon said the directive applies to tax filing status and doesn't authorize same-sex marriage. The Missouri Constitution states only marriages between a man and a woman are valid in the state.

The lawsuit asks Nixon's order be declared unconstitutional. It was filed by officials from the Missouri Baptist Convention Christian Life Commission and the Missouri Family Policy Council.

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Business Beat
10:52 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Immigrant farming; Indpendence goes green; Missouri's tax situation

Originally from Laos, Air Philavanh now farms 11 acres near Milo, Iowa. He’s built a shelter for his cattle out of a dilapidated barn.
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Our neighboring city of Independence, Mo., is going green with its lighting over the few years. 

At the 81st annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas last past weekend, Independence announced its plans to partner with Philips Lighting on an energy and maintenance saving project.

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6:28 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

MO Lawmakers Start Pre-Filing Period for January Session

The Missouri House floor
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Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing bills today for next year’s legislative session, which begins January 4th.

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