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Press Release: New MBP Analysis Shows Tax Credit School Vouchers Would Increase Costs for Local Taxpayers

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2024Contact: Traci Gleason, A new analysis from the Missouri Budget Project shows that the expansion of school vouchers like those through the Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts would require school districts to increase the amount of local
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Groups Applaud Prefiled Bills to Update Missouri Property Tax Credit, Help Older Adults & Missourians with Disabilities Stay in Their Homes

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2023 Senior advocates from across the state applauded efforts to update Missouri’s Property Tax Credit, or “circuit breaker,” emphasizing how common-sense adjustments to the existing credit will help keep older adults and Missourians with
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Clean Slate Legislation Would Address Missouri’s Workforce Needs, Boost Economy

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2023Contact: Traci Gleason Clean Slate Legislation Would Address Missouri’s Workforce Needs, Boost Economy As Missouri businesses search for employees to fill open positions, a new economic analysis from the Missouri Budget Project shows th
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Missouri Budget Project Releases Proposal to Provide Fiscally Responsible Tax Relief for Every Missourian

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2022Contact: Traci Gleason Today the Missouri Budget Project (MBP) unveiled an alternative tax proposal for policymakers to consider when they convene for a special legislative session later this month. The MBP package would reach every
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Federal Funds Have Driven Missouri’s Budget Surplus; Further Permanent Tax Cuts Would Be Irresponsible

Statement from Amy Blouin, President & CEO, Missouri Budget Project For Immediate Release, August 22, 2022 While Missouri is fortunate to have the budget reserves it currently does, this situation is temporary, and is a result of short-term federal funds. Quite simply,
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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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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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For Immediate Release: May 20, 2021 Contact: Traci Gleason Today, a lawsuit was filed in Cole County Circuit Court to compel Missouri to implement Medicaid expansion as passed by Missouri voters in August 2020. Missouri Budget Project President and CEO Amy Blouin issued the
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Statement: American Rescue Plan Provides Much-Needed Relief to Missouri

For information about how the American Rescue Plan benefits Missouri (including state specific projections of many provisions, visit MBP’s American Rescue Plan Resource Page. For Immediate Release: March 11, 2021 American Rescue Plan Provides Much-Needed Relief to Missouri
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Using Federal COVID Funds for Direct Stimulus Rather Than Unemployment Trust Fund Would Help Missourians and Spur Local Economies

For Immediate Release:November 10, 2020 The supplemental appropriations bill currenting moving through the Missouri legislature would allow federal COVID relief funds to be used to replenish the state’s unemployment trust fund – at the same time that the Missouri Department of
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