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State Revenue

State General Revenue Declines Sharply: Could Lead to Budget Reductions

General revenue collections fell 5 percent in April, and Missouri could end the fiscal year below estimates. What does this mean for next year’s budget? To read the complete article click here.
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Nixon-Kraus Tax “Deal” Would Undercut MO Services, Including Education

According to recent analysis, the tax "deal" between Governor Nixon and Senator Kraus is skewed to benefit Missouri’s wealthiest families, and leaves all services vulnerable to cuts as a result of its $364-$500 million cost. 
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There is No Surplus: MO Still Falling Short of Pre-Recession Funding

Despite improvements since the recession, Missouri is still falling short of the state’s pre-recession purchasing power and faces unment funding needs for education, mental health, and other critical services. Missouri cannot afford tax policies that would further reduce
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Analysis of Child Tax Credit in SB 513

SB 513 would create a $400 per child tax credit for taxpayers meeting certain income guidelines.  Because the benefit of the tax cut would be directed predominantly to middle class taxpayers, it would have a greater economic impact than most tax cuts under consideration.
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Tax Proposals Before Senate Ways & Means Would Dramatically Reduce State Revenue, Disporportionately Benefit Wealthiest, But Not Create Jobs

The Missouri Senate Ways & Means Committee will hear three major tax bills this week. Though they differ in their components, each would drastically reduce state revenue, disproportionately benefit Missourians with the highest incomes, and fail to create jobs. Click here for
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Don’t Mess with the Texas Model: Missouri Can (and Does) Do Better

Supporters of HB 253 often claim that the bill’s extreme tax cuts will make Missouri more like Texas.  But is that what Missourians want? Missouri is actually better off than Texas in a number of key areas.  Learn more here.
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Don’t Mess with the Texas Model: Missouri Can (and Does) Do Better

Supporters of HB 253 often claim that the bill’s extreme tax cuts will make Missouri more like Texas.  But is that what Missourians want? Missouri is actually better off than Texas in a number of key areas.  Learn more here.
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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose House Version of SB 26

The House approved a substitute version of the Senate’s tax cut proposal. While the measure was altered significantly, it was not improved. Click here to learn more about the bill and its impacts on Missouri. 
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House Passed Tax Cuts Will Undermine MO’s Economy

The MO House today chose ideology over Missouri’s economy and middle class. The expensive and ineffective tax bill it passed will raise taxes for average families and result in severe cuts to services that all Missourians rely on in order to fund big tax cuts for profitable
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House Passed Tax Cuts Will Undermine MO’s Economy

The MO House today chose ideology over Missouri’s economy and middle class. The expensive and ineffective tax bill it passed will raise taxes for average families and result in severe cuts to services that all Missourians rely on in order to fund big tax cuts for profitable
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