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Senate Tax Bill Would Raise Taxes for Many Missourians, Especially in Rural, Poorer Counties

Download the PDF The United States Senate will soon consider a major revision of the U.S. tax code that would, by 2027, raise federal taxes on many low- and middle-income Missourians. In order to pay for permanent tax cuts for corporations, the bill would increase personal income
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What’s at Stake: Congressional Fact Sheet

Download PDF Version Public services lift 1.1 million Missourians out of poverty each year by helping working families with low wages, seniors and people with disabilities who have fixed incomes obtain health care, pay for child care, and fulfill a range of basic needs. Safety
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MBP Statement: Governor’s Veto & Restrictions Slam Seniors, People with Disabilities, & Kids

Governor’s Veto of House Committee Bill 3 & Cuts to Budget, Create Unnecessary Harm to Seniors, People with Disabilities and Kids Statement from Amy Blouin, MBP Executive Director The Governor just announced his veto of House Committee Bill 3, which would have tapped unused
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Federal Health Care Act Would Strain MO’s Budget, Health Care

**Note: The recently released Senate discussion draft would further cut Medicaid and shift even more costs onto Missouri over time. As a result, the consequences described in the papers below remain. The caps included in both bills would force Missouri to raise taxes, cut
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MBP Applauds Bipartisan Senate Action; Compromise Allows Time to Address Underlying Revenue Issues

Download the PDF Version For Immediate Release, May 4, 2017 Through an inspiring bipartisan effort, the Missouri Senate acted to protect the well-being of 108,000 vulnerable Missourians in the upcoming fiscal year 2018 budget. It is now up to the Missouri House to protect home
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MO Has Better Choices to Balance the Budget

DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION Statement from Amy Blouin, Missouri Budget Project Executive Director The Missouri Senate faces difficult decisions in their negotiations for the fiscal year 2018 budget. So far, legislators have posed a false choice, pitting vulnerable populations
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The EITC Helped Melissa Finish College

Melissa works as a family advocate. A job she says she always wanted, because because she “wanted to be able to help people every day.” But before she finished her degree, she lived paycheck to paycheck, not knowing if she would be able to pay the next round of bills.
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Creating Winners & Losers: Lessons for MO on the Implications of the Business Income Deduction

Download the PDF Version On top of budget restrictions made earlier this year, state lawmakers who are putting together next year’s state budget are considering additional cuts to a number of services that help Missouri families stay afloat, including cuts to school
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Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit Critical for Seniors, Missourians with Disabilities Across the State

Download the PDF Version 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. State  lawmakers are considering House Committee Bill 3, which
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