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Analysis of Child Tax Credit in SB 513

SB 513 would create a $400 per child tax credit for taxpayers meeting certain income guidelines.  Because the benefit of the tax cut would be directed predominantly to middle class taxpayers, it would have a greater economic impact than most tax cuts under consideration.
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Senate Tax Proposals: $500M-$1.8B Cost; Skewed to Wealthiest; Little Job Creation

"Since Kansas’ tax cuts took effect, Missouri has significantly outperformed Kansas in terms of employment growth," said Amy Blouin, MBP Executive Drector, in a press release. "The way for Missouri to create jobs for the 21st century is to ensure that we have
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Senate Tax Proposals: $500M-$1.8B Cost; Skewed to Wealthiest; Little Job Creation

"Since Kansas’ tax cuts took effect, Missouri has significantly outperformed Kansas in terms of employment growth," said Amy Blouin, MBP Executive Drector, in a press release. "The way for Missouri to create jobs for the 21st century is to ensure that we have
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Senate Tax Proposals: $500M-$1.8B Cost; Skewed to Wealthiest; Little Job Creation

"Since Kansas’ tax cuts took effect, Missouri has significantly outperformed Kansas in terms of employment growth," said Amy Blouin, MBP Executive Drector, in a press release. "The way for Missouri to create jobs for the 21st century is to ensure that we have
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Tax Proposals Before Senate Ways & Means Would Dramatically Reduce State Revenue, Disporportionately Benefit Wealthiest, But Not Create Jobs

The Missouri Senate Ways & Means Committee will hear three major tax bills this week. Though they differ in their components, each would drastically reduce state revenue, disproportionately benefit Missourians with the highest incomes, and fail to create jobs. Click here for
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Tax Proposals Before Senate Ways & Means Would Dramatically Reduce State Revenue, Disporportionately Benefit Wealthiest, But Not Create Jobs

The Missouri Senate Ways & Means Committee will hear three major tax bills this week. Though they differ in their components, each would drastically reduce state revenue, disproportionately benefit Missourians with the highest incomes, and fail to create jobs. Click here for
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Legislature Should Protect Circuit Breaker & Revenue When Crafting Incentive Package

As elected officials craft an incentive package for Boeing, it is critical to Missourians’ economic well-being and quality of life that legislators protect revenue for state services and avoid funding incentives on the backs of vulnerable Missourians. To read MBP Executive
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Hardship Continues as Missouri Fails to Make Investments that Reduce Poverty

New census data shows that poverty remained high and incomes fell in Missouri last year. "Missouri needs an economic policy that provides all Missourians the tools they need to overcome poverty and provide for their families," said Amy Blouin.  For the full
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Hardship Continues as Missouri Fails to Make Investments that Reduce Poverty

New census data shows that poverty remained high and incomes fell in Missouri last year. "Missouri needs an economic policy that provides all Missourians the tools they need to overcome poverty and provide for their families," said Amy Blouin.  For the full
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Don’t Mess with the Texas Model: Missouri Can (and Does) Do Better

Supporters of HB 253 often claim that the bill’s extreme tax cuts will make Missouri more like Texas.  But is that what Missourians want? Missouri is actually better off than Texas in a number of key areas.  Learn more here.
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