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Groups Encourage Governor Parson to Veto Flawed Tax Proposal

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2022Contact: Traci Gleason, Missouri Budget Project Current Proposal Leaves Out Missourians Struggling to Make Ends Meet AARP Missouri and Missouri Budget Project encourage Governor Parson to veto the flawed tax rebate proposal that was rushed
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Economic Recovery Rebates Should Include All Missourians

A Missouri House proposal to provide economic recovery payments to Missourians intended to help families meet the rising cost of inflation would leave out one-third of Missouri taxpayers, including families earning low wages and seniors who rely on Social Security income. By
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Groups Encourage Lawmakers to Strengthen Economic Relief Proposal

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2022Contact: Traci Gleason Groups Encourage Lawmakers to Strengthen Economic Relief ProposalCurrent Proposal Leaves Out Missourians Struggling to Make Ends Meet A coalition of groups led by the Missouri Budget Project appreciate House leadership’s
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Summary of House-Passed ARPA Spending Bill

The Missouri House approved its version of the state budget bills this week, including a plan for spending the $2.68 billion in state aid provided through the federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA). Missouri policymakers must obligate these funds by the end of 2024 and spent them by
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Statement on House Joint Resolution 117

Statement from Amy Blouin, President & CEO, Missouri Budget Project For Immediate Release: February 15, 2022Contact: Traci Gleason “Medicaid expansion will bring health and economic gains to Missouri that go far beyond the individuals who gain access to critical health
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Federal COVID Relief is Driving the State’s Economy and Budget “Surplus”

Missouri ended calendar year 2021 with $11.2 billion in the bank – an extraordinary amount. Although much of the balance is federal funding or earmarked state funds, $2.8 billion of the total was state general revenue. By comparison, that amount was nearly six times the
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Targeted Investments of American Rescue Plan Funding Can Build a Stronger Missouri for Generations to Come

Every Missourian deserves the opportunity to thrive, with quality housing they can afford, a job that lets them provide for their families, and a strong community that offers access to a 21st century education and quality health care and recreational facilities – all the
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MO Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion

“As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, Missourians across the state will finally be able to realize the health and economic benefits of Medicaid expansion. State after state has shown that in addition to providing insurance to those eligible, expansion is a fiscal and
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Failure to Renew Medicaid Provider Taxes Would Be Devastating for Missourians

Failure to renew the state’s Medicaid provider taxes would not only cost Missouri the funding associated with those taxes and their corresponding federal Medicaid match, but could also put up to $5.7 billion in additional federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan at risk.
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