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.
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