Jolie Justus http://kcur.org en Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Missouri Senate Republicans http://kcur.org/post/proposed-tax-cut-scaled-back-missouri-senate-republicans <p>Republicans in the Missouri Senate have scaled back&nbsp;a proposal to cut state taxes in order to emulate tax cuts in neighboring Kansas and Oklahoma.</p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, has strongly objected to the bill's sales tax hike, saying it would hurt the poor and elderly the most.&nbsp; That provision has been dropped.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>House Bill 253&nbsp;would now cut the personal income tax rate by half a percentage point and the corporate rate by three points, and phase them both in over the next 10 years.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:24:44 +0000 Maria Carter 36384 at http://kcur.org Proposed Tax Cut Scaled Back By Missouri Senate Republicans Too Late To Revise Missouri's Criminal Code? http://kcur.org/post/too-late-revise-missouris-criminal-code <p>A Missouri Senate committee has wrapped up nearly a full month of hearings into a bill that would revise the state’s criminal code.&nbsp; It would create a new class of felonies and misdemeanors, give judges more flexibility in sentencing, and modernize the language used in the criminal code.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill is sponsored by Senate Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:01:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34782 at http://kcur.org Too Late To Revise Missouri's Criminal Code? Legislative Session Begins In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/legislative-session-begins-missouri <p>Missouri’s 2013 legislative session is underway. Legislative leaders kicked things off by laying out more details on what they want to pass this year. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:51:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30177 at http://kcur.org Legislative Session Begins In Missouri