Missouri July Revenue Report

State Budget Director Linda Luebbering released the state’s monthly revenue report today, showing a slight downturn in collections compared to July of 2014. July collections 1.2 percent from $512.9 million in 2014 to $506 million this year. Luebbering said the state general revenue fund borrowed $200 million from the state’s budget reserves for “cash flow”[…]

Record number of bills vetoed by Missouri Governor

JEFFERSON CITY • Gov. Jay Nixon used his veto pen to set a personal record this year following a legislative session marred by showdowns over tax cuts, school choice and revenue estimates. Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed 33 bills — the most in a single year since he took office in 2009. His total is just two[…]

Dispute on taxes looms again in Jefferson City

Rep. T.J. Berry cut to the chase: Gov. Jay Nixon is a hypocrite.

A snowstorm had sent staff home from the Capitol this past Tuesday, but Berry remained in his office. The real storm — the one between him and the governor over taxes — is still coming.

The Kearney Republican sponsored House Bill 253 last year. The divisive tax-cut legislation was passed by the General Assembly in the spring but vetoed by Nixon, sparki

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: MISSOURI BUDGET

During Tuesday evening’s State of the State, Governor Jay Nixon outlined several of his key budget priorities contained in his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget including: investing in and improving education at all levels, helping businesses continue to create jobs, strengthening our mental health safety net, balancing the budget while holding the line on taxes, and Medicaid expansion/reform.