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Sales tax increase on November ballot

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri legislature wants Missouri voters to increase the sales tax.
The three-quarters-of-a cent sales tax increase would result in more than $500 million annually for state and local transportation. The proposal passed previously in the Senate and was passed in the House, Wednesday, May 14. The measure will appear on the statewide ballot.

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In the final hours of the 2014 Legislative Session, Missouri General Assembly puts the budget severely out of balance with special giveaways, Gov. Nixon says

• General Assembly gives new tax breaks to special interests, potential impact to the budget could be nearly $500 million in reduced revenue
JEFFERSON CITY— As the 2014 Legislative Session drew to a close, the Missouri General Assembly passed eight separate pieces of legislation giving tax breaks to special interests, totaling up to $483 million in reduced revenue and throwing the budget severely out of balance, Gov. Jay Nixon said today.

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House leaders, Senate Democratic leader reflect on their time spent in the Missouri legislature

JEFFERSON CITY - The 2014 legislative session ends Friday, May 16, at 6 p.m. signaling the end of a legislative career for two of the General Assembly's leaders.

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McCaskill Discusses Ways to Improve Healthcare With Missouri Hospital Association

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met this week with the Missouri Hospital Association to discuss ways to improve healthcare in Missouri, including ways to protect Medicare and help hospitals.

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23 arrested following Medicaid expansion protest

JEFFERSON CITY - A visitor's gallery of singing and chanting protesters calling for Medicaid expansion led to the arrest of 23 by Capitol Police.

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