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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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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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Major Medicaid & CHIP Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, an omnibus federal appropriations bill that became law in December 2022, contains many critical provisions related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). A summary of these provisions is below. Initiates
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Extending Postpartum Coverage Helps New Moms & Babies Thrive

Its’ time to fix Missouri’s maternal health crisis. Learn more about the role of postpartum coverage here.
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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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Improving Missouri’s Working Families Tax Credit

Working families with low-wages may earn too little money to owe income taxes, but they contribute significant portions of their income to state general revenue in sales and property taxes. In fact, in Missouri, the lower your earnings, the more you pay in state and local taxes
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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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