Will Kraus http://kcur.org en Legislators Send Governor Nixon Bill Banning Document Scans http://kcur.org/post/legislators-send-governor-nixon-bill-banning-document-scans <p>A bill is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon that would forbid the Missouri Department of Revenue from scanning and storing source documents of driver’s license and non-driver’s license applicants.&nbsp;</p><p>Last month, Governor Nixon ordered the agency to cease scanning documents of conceal carry weapons applicants, but scanning for other license applicants continues.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill approved Wednesday was sponsored in the Senate by Republican Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.&nbsp; He says he thinks the Nixon will sign the bill.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:24:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36857 at http://kcur.org Legislators Send Governor Nixon Bill Banning Document Scans 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 Medicaid Expansion Uncertain In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/medicaid-expansion-uncertain-missouri <p>Last year’s Supreme Court ruling left a key part of the federal health law up to states to decide: whether to expand Medicaid. <a href="http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparetable.jsp?ind=1075&amp;cat=17&amp;sub=205&amp;yr=1&amp;typ=5">About half of states</a> have said they’ll go along with an expansion. The rest are undecided or opposed. Leaders in Missouri are still divided on what to do. Missouri’s Governor supports an expansion but he faced one of his toughest crowds yet, when meeting with Senate leadership this week. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:40:16 +0000 Elana Gordon 34813 at http://kcur.org Medicaid Expansion Uncertain In Missouri Missouri Senate Approves Tax Overhaul To Compete With Kansas http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-approves-tax-overhaul-compete-kansas <p>The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a phased-in tax overhaul designed to help the Show-Me State compete with neighboring Kansas, which recently slashed its tax rates.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:23:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33099 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Approves Tax Overhaul To Compete With Kansas Missouri Senate Looks At Law Limiting EBT Card Use http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-looks-law-limiting-ebt-card-use <p>Legislation is moving through the Missouri Senate that would strictly limit where Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT cards, can be used in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>GOP Senator Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit is sponsoring the bill.&nbsp; He says a new federal law that just took effect will ban EBT card use in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment venues.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:54:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32960 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate More Open To Tax Credits http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-more-open-tax-credits <p>The Missouri Senate passed two sets of tax credit legislation.&nbsp; So far this year, the Senate may no longer be the place where tax credits go to die.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:27:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31286 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate More Open To Tax Credits