Thank you for your interest in this issue. This action is now complete, as the bill moved out of the House Budget Committee on Tuesday, April 19th.
We’re disappointed that lawmakers chose to leave one-third of Missourians out of proposed economic relief, despite expressing an intent to help families meet the rising cost of inflation. Moreover, the taxpayers who won’t get this rebate are the very ones who pay the highest portion of their income in state and local taxes.
While we oppose the legislation in its current form because it leaves out so many taxpayers, we’re hopeful that if it or other tax rebate proposals move forward in the remaining weeks, policymakers will prioritize – or at least include – the Missourians most struggling to afford gas and put food on the table.