“I think it’s going to go right down to the wire,” says Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis. As for the Missouri Senate, Sen. Joe Keaveny hopes the Senate doesn’t even bring the bill up for a vote.
A special committee has been charged with commissioning an independent study to provide a “comprehensive analysis of the taxation and governance issues.”
The measure would exempt the Doe Run Resources Corp. from punitive damages if the court determines the company is making a “good faith” effort to clean up the contaminated sites.
Senators debated the measure Tuesday but did not reach a vote. Lawmakers have until 6 p.m. Friday to approve legislation before their mandatory adjournment.
The Missouri House passed the Senate-originated measure which would give voters the choice to increase the sales tax by one cent over 10 years to fund improvements.
The bill would change which projects fall under the state’s wage requirement for public construction projects.
The program provides Medicaid coverage to disabled workers who otherwise would earn too much to qualify for government-funded health care.
Bill would cut individual taxes by one-half of a percentage point.
The measure would decrease both corporate and personal income tax rates in phases over the next 10 years.
The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.