Tag: tax reform

RELEASE: Blunt: Missourians Seeing More Bonuses, Bigger Paychecks Because of Tax Reform

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke during the Senate’s weekly Republican leadership press conference to highlight the positive impact tax reform is having on Missouri families. Blunt shared stories from Missourians who are now able to keep more of what they earn because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and noted that more than 30 companies that are either based in Missouri or employ Missourians have announced bonuses, wage increases, or […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Promotes Tax Relief for Working Families on State Tour

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced the details of his plan to cut taxes for working families and win more jobs for Missouri. “This tax plan puts working families first, and it’s a better deal for all Missourians because it rewards businesses for hiring people in Missouri,” said Governor Greitens. “For 380,000 working-class Missourians, this plan would cut taxes to $0.00. This plan cuts taxes for 97% of all Missouri taxpayers. It will help us win […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Outlines Principles for Tax Reform

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced the principles for his plan for state tax reform. “For too long, our tax system has benefited special interests. Our tax plan puts working families first. We’re simplifying the tax code so small shops can compete with big businesses. We’re cutting taxes on people that work hard so they can keep more money in their pocket. And we’re doing it in a responsible, revenue-neutral way so we don’t put our […]

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 […]