DORMANT SPECIAL SESSION ON ABORTION TO REVIVE JULY 24 The dormant special legislative session on abortion regulations will revive on July 24 when the full Senate convenes to consider its next move on a more restrictive bill sent back from the House of Representatives. The session began June 12 but been on hold for more […]
FIRST PHASE OF STATE INCOME TAX CUT TO KICK IN JAN. 1 The state income tax rate paid by most Missourians will drop one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent as of Jan. 1, the State Treasurer’s Office confirmed on July 6. The tax cut is part of legislation passed in 2014 but triggered […]
On June 30 Governor Eric Greitens signed the bills into law that make up the $27.75 billion state operating budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The FY18 budget contains approximately $450 million in cuts compared to the FY17 budget. In addition to these cuts, the Governor unilaterally imposed about $250 million in spending restrictions he […]
GREITENS SIGNS BUDGET, UNILATERALLY CUTS $191 MILLION Gov. Eric Greitens on June 30 signed into law the bills that make up the $27.75 billion state operating budget for the 2018 fiscal year, but unilaterally imposed about $191 million in spending restrictions he said are needed to put the budget in balance due to lowered expectations […]
Missouri’s Fiscal Year 2018 begins today. In addition to the over $450 million in cuts to this year’s budget, Gov. Greitens has cut or withheld $273 million more from the 2018 budget. Those cuts will impact education funding, services for seniors and people with disabilities, and other important programs. These massive cuts and withholds are […]
Nearly 1 million Missourians – low income seniors, people with disabilities, children, pregnant women, and very low-income parents – access healthcare coverage through the state’s Medicaid program known as MO HealthNet. The Missouri Budget Project has an excellent, short series of slides that explains the impact of Medicaid in Missouri. View it here.
The rationale differs markedly for the additional likely cuts in state funding for MU… “Part of it is probably related to some people holding off on realizing income with the hope that the Congress will lower taxes given the new administration,” Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, said. Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, said the shortfalls have more to […]