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Low-income senior citizens may get tax breaks

April 4, 2003
By: Megan Murphy
State Capital Bureau

Low-income senior citizens could be getting tax breaks on property assessments and generic drugs.

The House passed a bill onto the Senate that caps elderly home and property assessment increases at 5%. In opposition to the bill, Representative Vicki Riback-Wilson from Boone County says it is irresponsible to give a tax break to a group solely on the basis of age. Wilson also says that giving tax breaks when so much of the state's budget is being cut makes no sense.

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Contents: "To grant tax breaks to those who can well-afford to pay while shorting our educational system and cutting our other services appears to me to be short-sighted and poor public policy."

Sponsor of the bill, Representative Jim Lembke, says the purpose of the bill is to give relief to those seniors who need it, and to keep Missouri attractive to those coming in.

In Jefferson City, Megan Murphy, KMOX News