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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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Aging in Missouri: An Overview of State Services & Funding

As the number of older Missourians increases, demand for programs serving older adults and people living with disabilities has grown dramatically. However, the availability of and funding for these services has not kept pace. This report provides an overview of state programs
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How Missouri’s Taxes Compare

A variety of revenue sources contribute to the state public services Missourians rely on as a foundation to build their lives. In addition to federal funds, sources include income and sales taxes, gas and tobacco taxes, and lottery and gaming revenue. This diversity of funding
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A Path Forward: How Lawmakers Can Provide Fiscally Responsible Tax Relief that Reaches Every Missourian

Governor Parson’s recently released tax proposal would leave out about 1/3 of Missourians, including many of those who pay the highest proportion of their income in state & local taxes, and set the state up for a Kansas-like budget bomb that would require significant cuts to
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Special Session Tax Proposal Leaves Out 1/3 of Missouri Taxpayers, Weighted to Benefit Wealthiest

NOTE: This analysis has been updated to reflect the specific proposal released by Governor Parson on August 22, 2022. A PDF of the earlier version (based on the outline of the proposal the Governor had described in June) can be found at the bottom of this page. Governor Parson’s
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FY 2023 Budget Overview: Lawmakers Leverage Federal Funding to Invest in Critical Services & Infrastructure

This paper reflects the fiscal year 2023 budget approved by the General Assembly in May 2022. Click here for an updated version that reflects the vetoes Governor Parson made in June 2022.
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FY 2023 Budget Overview: Federal Funding Bolsters State Investments in Critical Services & Infrastructure

The following was updated in July 2022 to include Governor Parson’s vetoes. Click here to see the original version that summarizes the FY 2023 budget as passed by the General Assembly. Overview In May, Missouri legislators approved funding to provide critical public
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Economic Recovery Rebate Leaves Too Many Missourians Behind

At the end of the 2022 state legislative session lawmakers approved House Bill 2090, to provide “economic recovery” payments to Missourians.  Intended to help families meet the rising cost of inflation, the bill had a fundamental flaw in that it would leave out more than
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Paid Family Leave: Costs and Savings for St. Louis City

Paid family leave benefits both workers and employers by allowing employees to address the caregiving needs of their family without losing their jobs or ability to pay their bills and by reducing employer costs associated with high turnover, low worker retention, and decreased
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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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