Feb 122016
K.C. Payday Lenders Face Federal Charges

Two Kansas City Area payday lenders face federal charges of collecting unlawful debts and wire fraud for operating unscrupulous short-term lending businesses.  The lenders named in the indictments are Richard Moseley and Scott Tucker. According to the indictments, the men operated numerous payday-lending businesses that charged high interest rates and misled customers nationwide about how […]

 February 12, 2016  Posted by at 2:37 pm Payday Lending, Taxation and Revenue No Responses »
Jan 112013
"Triple E," "BIG Solutions," and Medicaid Expansion

As part of the opening ceremonies of the Missouri General Assembly party leaders in both chambers gave remarks on their legislative priorities. In addressing the House of Representatives, newly elected Speaker of the House, Tim Jones (R-Eureka), promoted his “Triple E Agenda” which is focused on the issues of economic development, energy, and education reform. […]

Jan 042013
MCC Sets 2013 Priorities

Defending religious liberty, protecting human life at all stages of development and ensuring economic justice for all are among the policy priorities adopted by the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) for work in 2013. Each year the MCC, the public policy agency for the Catholic bishops of Missouri, adopts priorities for special attention. To review the […]

Sep 212012
Study Examines Impact of State Budget Cuts

The Missouri Budget Project, a nonprofit group that analyzes state budget, tax and economic issues, has issued a new report – Cutting to the Chase: What Multi-Year Budget Reductions Mean for Missourians. As examples of how recent budget cuts have affected the delivery of services, the report cites the loss of K-12 public school classroom […]

May 252012
Missouri General Assembly Lets Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credit Expire

The benevolent tax credits are being eliminated cut by cruel cut. Last year, we lost the food pantry credit. This year, legislators let expire a tax credit for pregnancy resource centers. These credits are being held hostage in order to leverage what some call “global tax credit reform.” Reforming Missouri’s tax credits is certainly a […]

May 042012

More than 100 representatives of state charity agencies rallied at the Missouri Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to restore tax credits. Rally speakers expressed their hope that the Missouri Senate will extend the tax credits, some of which are set to expire. HB 1278, which provides tax credits for agencies that provide services to […]

 May 4, 2012  Posted by at 9:59 am News, Taxation and Revenue Tagged with:  No Responses »
Apr 132012
Missouri Senate Committee Approves Budget Plan

This week the Senate Appropriations Committee endorsed a state budget plan of roughly $24 billion dollars. The plan, which is about $86 million less than the House version, now goes to the full Senate for more debate. In the end, the committee kept funding for colleges flat while slightly boosting basic state aid for public […]

 April 13, 2012  Posted by at 11:16 am Education, Missouri General Assembly, News, Taxation and Revenue Tagged with:  No Responses »
Apr 042012

On March 29, by a vote of 135-3, the Missouri House of Representatives passed HBs 1278 (Long, R-Battlefield) and 1152 (Burlison, R-Springfield) which authorize and/or extend the sunset date for tax credits for a number of benevolent causes, including food pantries, residential drug treatment facilities, facilities for the developmentally disabled and pregnancy resource centers. These […]

Mar 232012
Missouri House Sends Budget to Senate

This week the House of Representatives finished its work on the state budget and sent it to the Senate for further debate. The $24 billion dollar spending plan represents cuts in numerous areas, including across the board decreases in all state departments because of budget shortfalls. The most controversial budget item made by the House […]

 March 23, 2012  Posted by at 10:33 am Missouri General Assembly, News, Taxation and Revenue Tagged with:  No Responses »