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Reducing Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Premiums Will Help Missouri Kids and Families Thrive

When kids have consistent access to health coverage, they can get the care they need to be healthy and succeed in school and beyond. In Missouri, ensuring access to coverage is particularly important for the nearly 30,000 kids in low-income families who rely on the Children’s
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Improving the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit Helps Seniors, Missourians with Disabilities Stay in Their Homes

Increasing housing values and associated property taxes can price older people out of the homes they have lived in for decades, separating them from their neighbors and communities. Similarly, rising costs can make accessible housing unaffordable for Missourians with
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Improving Missouri’s Working Families Tax Credit

In Missouri, working families with low wages generally pay a higher share of their income in state and local taxes than do the highest earners. Improving the state’s working families tax credit would make Missouri’s tax structure more fair, further incentivize work,
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In Honor of Missouri Budget Project’s 20th Anniversary

Please join us at one of our cocktail receptions to celebrate and help us continue our legacy of creating opportunity for every Missourian. Tuesday, November 7th5:30-8:30 Thursday, November 9th5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Boulevard Brewing Company2501 Southwest BoulevardKansas City
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Introduction to Missouri’s State Budget (2023)

The Missouri Budget Project’s “Introduction to Missouri’s State Budget” outlines Missouri’s budget process, including where the state’s revenue comes from and how the state allocates funding. State Budget & Taxes: Impact at a Glance The impacts of Missouri’s investments are
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Tying Unemployment Assistance to the State Unemployment Rate Would Weaken Protections, Slow Down Economic Recovery in the Future

Although employment has improved dramatically since the peak of job loss during the pandemic, Missouri’s strong unemployment rate masks considerable geographic disparities. Further, not all Missourians have recovered equally. Tying unemployment benefits to economic conditions
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How Missouri Taxes & Revenue Compare to Other States

A number of tax changes made over the last three decades have resulted in an inadequate, upside-down tax system where low- and middle-income Missourians pay a higher share of their income in taxes than the richest Missourians, and out-of-state corporations pay less than their
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Improving the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit Helps Seniors, Missourians with Disabilities Stay in Their Homes

Increasing housing values and associated property taxes can price older people out of the homes they have lived in for decades, separating them from their neighbors and communities. Similarly, rising costs can make accessible housing unaffordable for Missourians with
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St. Louis City Direct Cash Assistance: Racial Equity Analysis

While all Missourians were impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, some were hit harder than others. Although every Missourian deserves the opportunity to thrive, with quality housing they can afford, a job that lets them provide for their families, and a
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State of Working Missouri 2022

Introduction Working Missourians are the engines of our economy, supplying the products and services we all use in our daily lives. They harvest the food we eat, build the homes we live in, and pave the roads we drive on; they keep our communities safe, provide our families with
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