A new plan to cut Missouri income taxes is drawing opposition from both Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate.
Missouri’s previous efforts of enacting a law have failed in the courts.
Missouri’s campaign finance limits were eliminated by legislation passed in the closing hours of the 2008 session.
The measure would decrease both corporate and personal income tax rates in phases over the next 10 years.
The bill sponsored by Chappelle-Nadal would not allow recipients to use public assistant to buy tobacco, alcohol, or go to games or strip clubs.
The proposal would gradually reduce the state’s income tax rate by 1 percent while gradually increasing the state sales tax by one-half percent.
People fired for sleeping on the job and missing work could have a harder time getting unemployment benefits under a bill endorsed by the Missouri Senate.
The Missouri Municipal League is opposing the legislation.
A Kansas City area lawmaker says the bill will help determine the cost of illegal immigration to taxpayers in Missouri.