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Substitute House Budget Bills Filed

The House Budget Committee Chair introduced substitute budget bills that will be the starting point for budget debate when the legislature returns from its spring break. Detailed tracking sheets can be viewed here. Some notable changes from the Governors recommendations include:
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Throwing a Lifeline to a Lifeline: How Other Tax Credit Reforms Can Save the Circuit Breaker

The circuit breaker is a popular tax credit that helps Missouri seniors and people with disabilities with fixed incomes to stay in their homes by offsetting costs related to property taxes. Lawmakers have been discussing several proposals to eliminate renters from the credit.
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FY 2018 Budget Tracking

The file details the some of the major components of the Governor’s Budget Request for FY 2018, as compared to the current year. It can be used in coordination with MBP’s budget primers, linked below. Please note that some section numbers for specific line items changed
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MO HealthNet Executive Budget Summary

MO HealthNet is one of the most complex budgets in the state. Funding in this budget is described by categories of service, such as pharmacy or physician services, rather than described by program or eligibility category. As a result, it can be very difficult to decipher the MO
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Vulnerable Missourians Would Pay for Corporate Tax Cut Under Senate Proposal

For Immediate Release, February 7, 2017 More than 100,000 Missouri seniors and people with disabilities may lose a modest property tax credit in order to pay for another corporate tax cut, as a result of a proposal advanced by the Senate Ways and Means Committee this morning.
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Budget Basics – Issue Primers

All Missourians want the best for our families – a bright future for our children, security for our seniors, and a shot at a better future for us all. Through its state budget, Missouri supports many programs that provide a foundation for its children, families, and seniors to
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SB 28 Would Jeopardize State Finances, Health Services

Download the PDF Senate Bill 28 requires Missouri to apply for a Medicaid “global waiver” from the federal government. It would change the financing structure for the state’s Medicaid program, known as MO HealthNet, from a federal/state matching program to a federal block grant,
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Introduction to the Missouri Budget

The Missouri Budget Project’s “How Missouri Funds State Services” serves as an introduction to Missouri’s budget, including where the state’s revenue comes from, the budget process, and how the state allocates funding. Download the PDF Version
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House Budget Committee Organizes for 2017 Session

New Budget Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick welcomed 17 new members to the 35-member budget committee. Rep. Justin Alferman serves as vice-chairman and Rep. Michael Butler as the ranking minority member. This year, members of the budget committee will also be members of at least one of
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Federal Health Update, January 13, 2017

Senate Republicans took their first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, approving a budget blueprint that would allow them to gut the health care law without the threat of a Democratic filibuster. After a marathon session, the Senate voted 51 to 48 to
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