Latest Missouri State General Assembly News

Missouri House speaker urges feds to shut down Agape school

Sep. 26, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

The speaker of the Missouri House is urging the U.S. attorney in Kansas City to shut down Agape Boarding School, accusing the Christian school of “what amounts to organized crime against children.” Republican House Speaker Rob Vescovo sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Attorney...

Missouri Senate passes individual income tax cuts

Sep. 21, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missourians could get a break on state income taxes under a proposal approved by the Republican-led state Senate on Wednesday. Senators voted 24-4 to send the bill to the GOP-led House for consideration. The roughly $1 billion proposal...

Missouri Senate moves on compromise plan to cut income taxes

Sep. 20, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Tuesday gave first-round approval to a bill to cut state individual income taxes as called for by Republican Gov. Mike Parson. The GOP-led Senate's compromise plan would immediately cut the top income tax rate from the current 5.3%...

Missouri Senate committee negotiates income tax cut

Sep. 19, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state senators on Monday advanced two strategies for cutting income taxes, but behind-the-scenes negotiations were still ongoing. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted out two bills on income taxes for the full Republican-led chamber to debate. ...

Special session on Missouri tax cuts drags on

Sep. 15, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers ended work early Thursday as private negotiations over potential tax cuts continued. Republican Gov. Mike Parson had called on the GOP-led Legislature to start a special session on tax cuts last week, but they delayed in in an attempt...

Missouri lawmakers start work on proposed tax cuts

Sep. 14, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday returned to the Capitol for a special session aimed at cutting taxes. Republican Gov. Mike Parson called on lawmakers to cut the top income tax rate from 5.3% to 4.8%. He also wants the GOP-led Legislature to increase the...

Missouri lawmakers delay meeting for tax cut proposal

Aug. 31, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday said they are delaying coming back to the state Capitol for work on a proposed income tax cut. Instead of returning to work next Tuesday — as GOP Gov. Mike Parson called for — leaders in the Republican-led Legislature...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 30, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 29, 2022. Editorial: Mike Parson is talking to Sam Brownback’s ‘tax experiment’ architect. Beware, Missouri Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has called a special session of the state legislature, asking it to consider permanent income tax cuts...

Mother is the 3rd person to die after Missouri home exploded

Aug. 19, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A young mother is the third member of her family to die in a gas explosion at her Missouri home, authorities said Friday. Myranda Gale Golden, 22, was hurt Monday when her home in the far southern Missouri town of Wyatt erupted in flames. She was taken to a burn...

Missouri Senate hopefuls Schmitt, Valentine campaign at fair

Aug. 18, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate nominees on Thursday framed their campaigns around their support for or opposition to policies backed by President Joe Biden as they vied for farmers' votes at the Missouri State Fair. Republican Attorney General...