State and Regional News
Following successful effort to defeat special interest tax breaks, Gov. Nixon releases more than $140 million for education
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Following a successful effort to defeat a package of special interest tax breaks, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the release of $143.6 million for local school districts and higher education institutions. In addition, local schools will be spared an additional $93 million cut to their Proposition C sales tax revenues that would have resulted from these tax breaks becoming law.
Legislators pass new gun laws
JEFFERSON CITY - Prospective gun owners in Missouri will be able to apply for conceal-and-carry permits at an earlier age, after a bill was passed in both the House and Senate. The bill lowers the age to apply for a conceal-and-carry permit from 21 to 19. It also prohibits cities from banning open carry laws and allows teachers and school administrators acting as school protection officers to carry firearms.
Missouri House overturns all considered budget vetoes
JEFFERSON CITY -In a show of bipartisan lawmaking, the Missouri House overturned every budget veto it considered during Wednesday's veto session. Budget items approved by both houses would provide more than $51 million in state funding to a variety of programs.
Local business owners and industry experts discuss taxes with Department of Revenue
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JEFFERSON CITY - Business owners and other industry experts complained to a Senate tax committee on the Nixon administration's changing tax rules without advanced notice.
Lawmakers consider override on school transfers veto
JEFFERSON CITY - The thorny and complicated problem of student transfers from unaccredited school districts will be back before the Missouri Senate when the legislature's veto session convenes Wednesday, Sept. 10.