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Senate tries to compromise on job creation bill

Date: May 12, 2009
By: Sarah D. Wire
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Republican Senators held a closed-door meeting with the governor in an attempt to compromise on his job creation bill.

Sarah Wire has more from Jefferson City.

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The future of Gov. Jay Nixon's job creation bill depends on if senators can reach a compromise.

Fiscally conservative lawmakers want to cap current tax credits before extending new ones to businesses for creating new jobs.

Jackson County Republican Matt Bartle says the state is losing money by providing tax credits to wealthy businesses.

 

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Description: "So I've just learned over the years, that anytime you're trying to restrict the flow of government money into private hands, they usually squeal like stuck hogs"
 
Senate Majority Floor Leader Kevin Engler says if the Senate can reach an agreement, the bill could pass before the legislative session ends Friday.

From the Capitol, I'm Sarah Wire.


Intro: Despite a closed-door meeting with the governor, Senators weren't able to compromise on a job creation bill Tuesday.

Sarah Wire has more from Jefferson City.

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With only days left in the legislative session, time is ticking down on Gov. Jay Nixon's job creation bill.

It would give new tax credits to businesses that create Missouri jobs.

Senate Floor Leader Kevin Engler says some lawmakers want to cap current tax credits before creating new ones.

 

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Description: It's a high priority so if we come up with a compromise we wont have any problem getting it done. It's a matter of coming up with the agreement

Jackson County Republican Matt Bartle says tax credits take money away from the state. He says he wants more regulation before he'll vote to give any more money away.

From the state capitol, I'm Sarah Wire.