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1998 Revenue Stories
Newspaper Story - Officials from Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Louis County and Jackson County have filed papers in court to intervene in the tobacco settlement.
Newspaper Story - A state committee was appointed to make recommendations to increase college affordability
Newspaper Story - A plan for a Missouri wireless 911 system would increase the taxes of cellular phone owners.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Dave Klarich, R-St. Louis County, along with two other Republicans have proposed that the people and not the courts decide what happens to money from the tobacco settlement.
Newspaper Story - Davis gaming of Boonville met with the Missouri Gaming Commission to discuss its proposal for a continuously docked casino on the Missouri River.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon has signed an agreement that would require the tobacco industry to pay Missouri more than $6 billion over the next 25 years.
Radio Story - The transportation oversight committee asked if the highway commission will seek tax increases.
Newspaper Story - State officials say they still are reviewing the tobacco settlement proposal.
Radio Story - The state is warned it must toughen its drunken driving laws or face the possible loss of federal highway funds.
Radio Story - Lawmakers say the Hancock Lid may force the tobacco settlement money to be refunded to Missouri taxpayers.
Newspaper Story - State legislators are unsure where the revenue collected from a tobacco settlement would be distributed.
Radio Story - At least two House Republicans are distancing themselves from a statement released by the Republican Party.
Radio Story - The Transportation Department abandons the 15-year construction program.
Radio Story - State Republicans didn't gain any seats in the November elections; now they're switching gears and pushing new issues.
Radio Story - Gov. Carnahan asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for an estimated $8.4 million in damage after this month's Kansas City flooding.
Newspaper Story - If passed, Amendment 9 would allow games of chance to be conducted in Missouri's moat-based casinos.
Churches and other charitable organizations would be allowed to sponsor raffles and sweepstakes if Amendment 8 is passed.
Newspaper Story - Constitutional Amendment 7 in Missouri's November ballot is briefly analyzed.
Newspaper Story - An unorganized coalition of churches gathered at the state capitol to denounce boats-in-moats.
Newspaper Story - A Missouri environmentalist group has taken a stand against riverboat gambling and Amendment 9.
Newspaper Story - Opposers to riverboat gambling have resorted to debating gambling advertisements.
Radio Story - Missouri River Flood Management Teams assess Missouri River flooding in order to prepare proposal to seek federal emergency relief funding.
Radio Story - The director of the State Emergency Management Agency wants the President to free up federal funds to help flood victims.
Radio Story - Republican say that Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan's administration mailed propoganda at taxpayer expense
Radio Story - A retired state Supreme Court judge is appearing in a riverboat gambling ad.
Newspaper Story - Show me the river and church officials met at the Community United Methodist Church in Columbia to discuss strategies for the boat-in-moat issue.
Radio Story - St. Louis County Representative Todd Akin says the state gambling industry is bending the truth with its latest advertisements.
Radio Story - Republican legislators held a press conference at the state capitol to promote a tax cut.
Newspaper Story - Missouri churches are organizing in opposition to boats in moats on the November ballot.
Radio Story - Missouri has made financial gains from rising bond prices caused by falling stock prices.
Radio Story - Missouri officials say the financial problems in Asia will have little impact on the state
Newspaper Story - The General Assembly passed a $90 million tax cut which included provisions for families and the elderly.
Newspaper Story - The House of Representatives has rejuvenated efforts to provide tax cuts this year. It took a small Senate tax-cut bill and turned it into a $190 million package Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - The House comfortably passed the Senate version of a bill that would keep funding from clinics that perfrom or promote abortions.
Newspaper Story - The House passed the higher education appropriations bill, which included funds for UM. The four-campus system got less than the House wanted, but still nine percent more than last year.
Newspaper Story - Another attempt to pass a tax deduction for parents who send their children to private high schools failed in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
Radio Story - 40 million dollars was on the line when lawyers for St. Louis City and County citizens asked the Missouri Supreme Court to make the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District give the money back.
Newspaper Story - Missouri parents with young children have emerged as one of the potential winners in this year's tax-cut contest in the state legislature.
Radio Story - Representative Levin vows to re-introduce his health care tax deduction plan next session.
Newspaper Story - The chief sponsor of an $80 million omnibus Senate tax-cut bill said he will not bring it back to the floor until next week.
Radio Story - All statewide colleges and community colleges in Missouri could receive more money for grants, construction projects and so forth if Kelley wins the gambling case.
Newspaper Story - A tax-cut plan to let Missourians deduct their health insurance coverage costs from their state tax returns is languishing in the Ways and Means Committee -- despite unanimous committee approval.
Newspaper Story - Tax relief for Missourians might be in jeopardy this year. The debate stems from a proposed deduction for parents who send their children to private high schools.
Newspaper Story - With a 30-3 vote, the Missouri Senate passed legislation to keep state funds away from family planning clinics that perform abortions. A judge found similar laws unconstitutional in 1996 and 1997.
Newspaper Story - For the third consecutive day, opponents of a tax deduction for parents who send their children to private or parochial high schools stalled debate on a $71 million omnibus Senate tax-cut bill.
Radio Story - State lawmakers spent hours debating whether parents whose children attend private high schools should be given a tax deduction.
Newspaper Story - Opponents of a tax deduction for private school students unsuccessfully tried to remove it from the Senate's major tax-cut bill Wednesday.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's students would have two new ways to pay for college under a bill approved by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
Radio Story - Under an amendment to a House economic development bill, tax cuts would be granted only to those retail developers who locate in blighted areas.
Newspaper Story - The Senate continued debate on its major tax-cut bill of the session Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - If Missouri receives funds from a national tobacco settlement or one achieved through the state's lawsuit, legislators have proposals on how to use th emoney, ranging from a rebate to taxpayers to applying it to various health care programs.
Newspaper Story - Hancock refund recipients who itemized their taxes must pay a percentage back to the federal government.
Radio Story - His amendment would boost deductions for those claiming dependents from $400 to at least $800.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wendesday voted to go with Gov. Carnahan's budget for the university, taking away the $2.6 million increase the House had proposed.
Radio Story - Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment that would allow local school districts to seek voter approval for more bonds.
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved two constitutional amendments Tuesday that supporters say will improve the quality of public schools.
Radio Story - When a barge crashed into a gambling boat this weekend, it might have provided a new argument for keeping boats in moats.
Newspaper Story - Constitutional Amendment 3 would allow the Kansas City school board to raise the school levy without a vote of the Kansas City residents.
Radio Story - The Sneate defeated a proposal to legalize off-track betting on horse races.
Radio Story - The House expands and approves tax credits for daycare.
Radio Story - Most citizens try to avoid as many taxes as possible. But a bill in the House would give them the right to tax themselves.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers are trying to pass a tax on all wine sold in Missouri -- when it would only benfit Missouri winemakers.
Radio Story - The Senate debated an additional tax on all wine sold in Missouri and a checkoff fee affecting Missouri producers
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters could put an extra fee on cell phone users under a bill being considered by the state legislature.
Radio Story - To keep in competition with nearby states, a senate bill would provide an incentive for young people to join the Missouri National Guard.
Newspaper Story - The Senate voted 24-0 to pass a bill that would exempt all food sold at restaurants from the reduced sales tax. Food prepared on site is already taxed at the full rate.
Newspaper Story - Five riverboat gambling companies launch their petition campaign to legalize gambling boats in boats..
Newspaper Story - Legislators want to create local government-run family planning agencies, which would be prohibited from performing abortions.
Newspaper Story - Expand property tax relief for Missouri elderly.
Radio Story - A conservative Representative's surprise proposal caused some hand-wringing by abortion rights supporters in the House.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Gaming Commission has allowed two moat-based casinos to continue operating while their constitutionality is determined. The state and city of Maryland Heights will continue receiving about $4 million in taxes from the two casinos.
Radio Story - Despite Missouri Courts declaring boats in moats unconstitutional, the Missouri Gaming Commission renewed the licenses for some boats in moats.
Radio Story - The first major tax cut of the session is overwhelmingly passed by the state Senate.
Newspaper Story - Missouri property owners could be in line for $22 million in tax credits under a bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - Increasing fees for selling alcohol proposed in Missouri's General Assembly.
Newspaper Story - Another battle over tax breaks for private school costs in looming in Missouri's legislature.
Newspaper Story - Riverboat gambling lawsuits are threatening funding for the governor's day-care program.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Carnahan continues his criticism of the desegregation funding bill before the Senate -- calling it too expensive.
Radio Story - Attorney General Jay Nixon says his office and the Missouri Gaming Commission should wait for a state Supreme Court ruling on boats-in-moats before moving forward in a dramatic fashion.
Radio Story - Governor Carnahan says he still doesn't like the desegregation bill narrowly passed by the Senate Education Committee Wednesday.
Radio Story - The Senate votes to give lawmakers a greater voice over highway funding.
Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee reverses itself and passes a school-desegregation funding bill, after tacking on extra funds for non-city schools.
Newspaper Story - Voters could decide whether to nearly triple the state excise tax on some alcohol under legislation heard Tuesday by the House Ways & Means Committee.
Radio Story - Missouri's governor is criticizing the school desegretation plan stalled in the Senate Education Committee.
Radio Story - Criticism, confusion and concern about the authority of the Attorney General's office postponed a decision by the Missouri Gaming Commission.
Radio Story - You could legally lose more than 500 per visit while gambling if the Committee on Gaming and Wagering gets its way.
Newspaper Story - A House appropriations committee voted to increase funding for the University of Missouri system above what Gov. Mel Carnahan proposed in his budget.
Newspaper Story - A $120 million property tax cut endorsed by Gov. Mel Carnahan emerged from the House Ways & Means Committee Tuesday.
Newspaper Story - A House appropriations committee is expected to vote on the governor's proposed budget for U.M. The proposed increase is one of the biggest in recent memory.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Riverboat Gaming Association is filing a $12 million lawsuit Friday in Cole County Circuit Court against the Missouri Gaming Commission. The suit contends the casinos are being double charged for enforcement of gaming laws and regulations.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan's property tax-cut bills were heard by the House Ways & Means Committee Tuesday.
Radio Story - The state Attorney General's office has appealed Thursday's boats in moats ruling.
Radio Story - A circuit judge extends his order blocking the state Gaming Commission from acting against boats in moats.
Newspaper Story - A Cole County Circuit Court judge prohibits Missouri Gaming Commission from carrying out disciplinary procedures against gambling boats in moats.
Radio Story - Senators in the Ways and Mean committee debate whether it is constitutional for the state to give tax cuts for religious purposes, but not for tuition for religious schools.
Newspaper Story - Moat-based gambling boats get a two-week lease of life from Cole County's circuit judge.
Newspaper Story - Cole County Circuit Judge Byron Kinder will hear three lawsuits Jan. 22 from six casinos that face possible license revocation for not operating upon the Missouri or Mississippi River.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan proposed increasing the University of Missouri's funding for fiscal year 1999, and introduced a new scholarship that could mean as much as $1,500 for students at post-secondary institutions.
Newspaper Story - Some of the 70-plus tax-cut bills before the General Assembly were heard in committees Tuesday.
Radio Story - Some lawmakers say sales tax money is being given to retail-store developers who don't need subsidizing.
Newspaper Story - Drugs, taxes & term limits dominate the 1998 legislative session that begins on the same day a former House speaker goes to prison.
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