A day after senators endorsed a tax cut plan, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that any discussion of tax cuts “is a nonstarter” until lawmakers first curb the amount of tax breaks going to commercial and residential developers.
Though some Republicans objected to incurring more debt, Missouri senators gave initial approval Thursday to a plan that would authorize $600 million of bonds to pay for hundreds of long-needed repairs at state buildings and public colleges.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon wants legislators to draft a more “manageable” version of a 700-page bill overhauling the state’s criminal laws.
The income tax cut plan could eventually waive a little less than $500 million of revenues annually, an amount about half the size as originally proposed with a later effective date.
Wentzville Republican is welcoming the new career challenge.
In case there was any doubt, a coalition of Republicans made it clear Monday that they will do everything within their power to ensure there is no expansion of Medicaid eligibility this year in Missouri.
Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday.
When Missouri receives an annual settlement payment from tobacco companies next month, the deposit will be less than half of its typical $130 million.
Nixon and state Rep. Tommie Pierson are scheduled to host a community meeting at Greater St. Mark Family Church downtown at 6:30 p.m.
Missouri cancer patients who rely on oral chemotherapy pills could see lower costs under legislation sent to the governor’s desk Thursday.