Missouri's revenue up 0.8 percent in August
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Missouri's revenue up 0.8 percent in August

Date: September 2, 2010
By: Jamal Andress
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  For the first time in three years, Missouri has some good tax collection news. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says this year, Missouri could hit its revenue prediction for the first time in about three years...

This after adjusting the prediction just two months into the fiscal year. 

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Description: "It is good news, if you look at the year as a whole the first two months of July and August combined we're still down 1.4% compared to last July and August. So we're headed in the right direction. We were hoping to head in this direction, so we're about where we expected to be for the year."

Missouri tax revenue for August is slightly up this year as compared to last August.

From Jefferson City, I'm Jamal Andress. 

Intro:  For the first time in three years, Missouri has some positive news about tax collection. Amanda Macias has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says August revenue is higher than last year, and  2011 is expected to see more income than 2010.

Despite the increase, Lubbering says Missourians are still being cautious with their money.

Actuality:  LUEB2.WAV
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Description: "Sales tax is not doing well. I think people even though more people are going back to work eventhough individual income tax line is starting to turn around a little bit people are still very hesistant to spend money."

Luebbering says Missouri is not alone. Throughout the nation consumers are still unsure about spending money.From Jefferson City, I'm Amanda Macias.

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