Two bills containing tax priorities of Associated Industries of Missouri received approval of the Senate, while another was heard in a House of Representatives committee this week. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Will Kraus (R-Raytown) combined AIM’s top legislative priority, the “Broad-Based Tax Relief Act,” and two other bills into a $1.1 billion tax… Read More Busy Week for Tax Changes in Missouri Capitol
February 25 – The Senate Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Will Kraus, rolled AIM’s Broad Based Tax Relief Act into a tax reduction package and approved the bill for further consideration by the full Missouri Senate. AIM’s tax cut proposal was originally filed by Senator Eric Schmitt as SB 11 and would have… Read More Senate Committee Approves AIM Tax Cut Bill
“DSH” payments, or “disproportionate share” payments, are currently used by hospitals and other healthcare providers to help offset the cost of uncompensated care – the cost of healthcare services provided to people that do not pay. Hospitals must treat people regardless of whether they receive payment. When people receiving services do not pay, that cost… Read More AIM Supports Resolution Asking Federal Government to Release DSH Payments
Two Missouri General Assembly committees heard public testimony this week on two resolutions that would put a one-cent sales tax before voters in November 2014. The legislation, filed by Representative Dave Hinson (R-St. Clair) and Senator Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City), would ask voters to approve a one-cent sales tax to fill Missouri’s $700 million transportation… Read More Missouri General Assembly considers two transportation funding bills
The Missouri House of Representatives gave final approval this morning to a bill that would give amnesty to businesses that are delinquent on past tax bills. House Bill 55, filed by Representative Tom Flanigan (R-Carthage), would waive penalties and interest between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31 for companies that have not paid tax bills, but… Read More Missouri House gives final approval to tax amnesty bill
February 19 – The Missouri House has given first-round approval to the tax amnesty bill. Click this link for more details: Missouri House endorses tax amnesty period | News Tribune.
Associated Industries of Missouri President/CEO Ray McCarty speaks with Mike Ferguson on the “Missouri Viewpoint” television program about the impact of the EPA’s Utility MACT regulation in this video provided by Missouri News Horizon. AIM points out the EPA regulation is going to cost Missouri employers plenty – more than 6% of their current electricity… Read More AIM vs. Environmentalists on Costly EPA Coal Regulation