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Missouri legislators are encouraging citizens to 'Go Green'

Date: April 16, 2008
By: Emily Rau
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 2250

Intro: The Missouri House of Representatives approved an annual tax free week for energy efficient merchandise.

Emily Rau (R-oww) has more from Jefferson City.

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The trend to 'Go Green' is gaining support in the Missouri legislature.

The House passed a bill to encourage Missourians to buy energy saving products.

Republican Representative Mike Sutherland sponsored the bill he says will raise awareness about energy issues.

 

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Description: It's really important that we start addressing our use of energy so this sales tax holiday is an idea to urge people to go out there and get those energy efficient appliances and products.


The state estimates that the tax exempt week will cost the General Revenue Fund about $265,000 in the 2009 Fiscal Year.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Emily Rau.  


Intro: The Missouri House of Representatives approved an annual week-long tax break to encourage Missourians to 'go green'.

Emily Rau (Ra-oww) has more from the State Capitol.

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Pending Senate approval, Missouri's first Show-Me Green Week will be this November.

The bill creating a tax holiday is intended to increase consumer interest in energy efficient appliances.

Republican Representative Mike Sutherland sponsored the bill to help Missourians save the earth while saving money.

 

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Description: The first fifteen hundred dollars of any energy star appliance could be purchased and not be subject to sales tax. And hopefully that will get people thinking about buying those types of products.

After this year Show-Me Green Week will be moved to April to celebrate Earth Day.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Emily Rau.