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Missouri Governor Again Pushes Tax Credit Curbs

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.

03/28/2014

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Mo. Senate Endorses Plan for Building Bonds

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.

03/28/2014

Mo. Senate Leader Releases New Nullification Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard released a draft Thursday of proposed legislation for the 2014 session seeking to nullify federal gun control laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.

10/31/2013

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Capitol Perspectives: Sloppy Legislation

Some legislative supporters concede that mistakes in the wording of the two biggest vetoed bills cost them the chance to override one if not both measures.

09/23/2013

Capitol Perspectives: Political Courage

Political courage. That’s the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate’s top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.

09/13/2013

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Mo. Senator Says Lobbyists Killed Hospital Oversight Bill

“As it is, the hospital industry has too much power and so you’re just not going to get good public policy,” Sen. Rob Schaaf said.

06/03/2013

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How Successful Was Mo. Legislative Session?

Associated Press reporter asks lawmakers and political scientists.

05/19/2013

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After Late-Night Filibuster, Mo. Senate Ready to Move on Tax Overhaul

The measure would decrease both corporate and personal income tax rates in phases over the next 10 years.

05/08/2013

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‘Right To Work’ Unlikely To Move Forward This Session

While a pro-business agenda has been fast-tracked by Missouri’s Republican General Assembly, one issue has been pushed to the sidelines.

05/03/2013

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Nixon’s Veto Threat Makes ‘Right-To-Work’ Unlikely

The chance of what supporters often call “right to work” getting to the floor in either chamber appears slim.

05/02/2013

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