Tag: tax reform

Fitzwater joins Eigel in push for tax overhaul in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, is banking on the idea that his fellow legislators can see the bigger picture and be bold in an effort to reform Missouri’s taxes. And it seems that the Republican senator has now found a partner is his mission, as Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Holts Summit, has joined with Eigel, and will be handling the bill on the House side. The issues put forward in SB 617, […]

RELEASE: Blunt Highlights Progress on Tax Reform, Underscores Need to Fill Judicial Vacancies

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight progress on tax cut legislation, and to urge his Senate colleagues to confirm President Trump’s judicial nominees. Blunt noted that filling judicial vacancies will help ensure Americans have access to the courts and preserve the judicial branch’s Constitutional role as a check and balance to the executive and legislative branches. Following are excerpts from Blunt’s remarks: On the Importance of […]

Looking to 2018: Prefiled bills that could play a major role in the upcoming legislative session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Just one month from now, the halls of Missouri’s State Capitol will be once again filled with lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative aides for the beginning of the next legislative session. But the work is already underway, with the prefiling of bills beginning on Friday, Dec. 1. A number of topics will dominate the session, ranging from the usual issues of tort reform and ethics to transportation or gun control. Here’s a […]

Treasurer Schmitt talks tax reform on Fox Business Network

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Company Wednesday morning to talk about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, just hours before the President landed for his second visit to the Show-Me State. Schmitt spoke about the reform bills, saying he hoped U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill would vote for the tax cut but said that Missourians are “prepared to be disappointed.” Schmitt spoke about the tax cuts […]

Schmitt heads to Washington to talk tax reform with Trump administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has long been a supporter of tax reform, authoring two of the largest tax cuts in the history of the state. And on Thursday, the State Treasurer will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to share that message with members of the Trump administration. “In September, I called on Congress to finally fix this problem and put working families first by passing substantive tax reform by the […]

Fitzpatrick: Tax reform debate making it hard to estimate revenues

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick is gearing up for his second year as the House Budget chair, and following an impressive first session, the Republican lawmaker knows that the next fiscal year will be just as trying, if not more. Fun fact: House Budget Chair @FitzpatrickMO is #MizzouMade and, at 30 yrs old, is among the youngest state budget leaders in the country. #moleg @Mizzou @COMOChamber pic.twitter.com/cqvvYpqivv — Stuart Murray (@murraystu) November 14, 2017 […]

Schmitt heads to Washington to talk tax reform with Trump administration

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has long been a supporter of tax reform, authoring two of the largest tax cuts in the history of the state. And on Thursday, the State Treasurer will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to share that message with members of the Trump administration. “In September, I called on Congress to finally fix this problem and put working families first by passing substantive tax reform by the […]

Blunt speaks on Senate floor regarding tax reform

WASHINGTON – U.S Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday in support of tax reform. Blunt noted that a simpler, fairer tax code will allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned income, create more high-paying jobs, and increase U.S. competitiveness. Following are excerpts from Blunt’s remarks: “I’m not aware of any of the Missouri constituents that I work for that wouldn’t like to see a tax code that was simpler, that […]

Trump outlines goals for major tax reform, Missouri Republicans approve

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – President Donald Trump on Wednesday kicked off his tour to pitch his plan to bring heavy changes to America’s federal tax code, and while he discussed some of what he hopes to accomplish while making his first stop in Missouri, he didn’t spend much time going into the details of the plan. In a short speech given at a local ventilation and furnace company located in Springfield, Mo., the Republican president […]