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Politics
4:39 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Boonville Tourists May Pay More in the Near Future

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Boonville tourists may soon spend more money on their visits.

That's because the city wants to increase its lodging tax from 4 % to 5 %.  That  move will add an additional $40,000 to the tourism fund for next year.

A lodging tax is applied only to those who spend the night in a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or campground in Boonville city limits.

Representative Lisa McClary of the Boonville Tourism Commission said she knows how the money will be spent.

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Politics
4:45 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Missouri historic preservation tax credits are down

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   The amount of historic preservation tax credits authorized in Missouri has dropped for the fourth consecutive year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Missouri only authorized $93.9 million in credits during the 2013 fiscal year. That is about a $5 million decrease from the previous fiscal year.

The historic preservation credit is the most expensive credits in Missouri. In 2009, the program peaked with $212 million authorized.  The program gives developers authorized tax credits to lower the cost of refurbishing historic buildings.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

MO legislator calls for tax on violent video games

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A Republican lawmaker from rural Missouri is calling for a sales tax on violent video games in response to a deadly Connecticut school shooting.

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Politics
4:48 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Lottery win could give small boost to Mo. coffers

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The sale of a winning Powerball ticket in northwest Missouri could mean about $10 million in unexpected income tax revenue for the state.

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Politics
5:28 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Panel to review Historic Preservation tax credit

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Members of a panel created to review Missouri’s tax credits, are leaning towards recommending that the cap on Historic Preservation tax credits be cut nearly in half.  The incentives program is popular with developers, but Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and a group of Republican State Senators say it’s draining off revenues from the state budget.

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PM Newscasts
6:29 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Newscast for September 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • State lawmakers override veto of birth control bill
  • Mo. lawmakers skip override on sales tax bill
  • Missouri House picks Jones as new speaker
PM Newscasts
5:47 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Newscast for April 16, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon raised $1.7 million this past quarter, helping build a campaign account of more than $6 million for his re-election bid. 
  • Council to discuss Westwood Avenue trees issue.
  • Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing starts Monday in Jefferson City.
  • State representative push bills to help seniors living on fixed income.
AM Newscasts
8:31 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Newscast for March 26, 2012

A third piece of cigarette tax-related legislation was filed in Jefferson City.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Changes could be ahead for the Boone County Mental Health Board
  • A 64-year-old man killed in St. Joseph fire
  • New cigarette tax legislation filed in Jefferson City.