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2013 Year End Legislative Review Educational Materials

We have complete our regional meetings across the state detailing activities on tax reform, the DOR scandal and Medicaid Expansion. You can see the slide show materials below. 2013 Legislative Review

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2013 Legislative Year-End Review

We will be conducting several meetings across the state providing our members and the general public an update on three important issues addressed during the legislative session. We will provide updates on those issues. The issues to be covered are: DOR Scanning Scandal First Income Tax Cut in almost 100 Years Medicaid Expansion We ask everyone to register to attend so we can have a count for...

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Educational Update – Key Items Considered by Legislature

The 97th General Assembly is in full stride. The session has already undertaken several key issues. Here is an educational update on many of those items. Legislative Educational Update 021913

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Government Picking Winners and Losers

The government track record of picking winners and loser is abysmal. You would think that after so many failures they would get the idea that it’s not working. If you are thinking that, you would be wrong! The House Economic Development Committee heard three bills (HB191, HB182 and HB423) that would expand and create new targeted tax credit programs. Committee members listened to testimony...

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Mediciad Expansion – Part II

‎I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.- James Madison In Medicaid Expansion – Wrong Answer, Part I, I discussed the four main “selling” points for expanding Medicaid.  They are: The federal government will be funding it for...

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Medicaid Expansion – Part I

The debate on whether the General Assembly should expand Medicaid is heating up.  The Governor and supporters of big government spending are crisscrossing the state trying to make the case for expansion.  Unfortunatley, most of what I hear them saying isn’t accurate.  The old adage “if sounds too good to be true it probably is” aptly applies here. The “selling”...

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Employee Freedom Making It’s Way in the House

Missouri is in the doldrums regarding economic performance.  Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 48th in the last decade with only Michigan and Ohio behind us.  They are doing everything they can to pass us up! Opponents of necessary reforms such as tax reform and employee freedom point out that Missouri ranks very low on most measures of taxation.  They claim for example that if taxes...

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Tax Reform Discussion Gets Serious in Missouri!

Regular readers of our blog will know that United for Missouri’s Future (UFMF) has been consistent in educating Missourians on tax reform since its inception.  As a legislator I favored tax and spending reform.  Every organization that I have been fortunate to lead since leaving the legislature from AFPMO to UFMF has had as a part of our mission conservative fiscal policy as a major...

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