For the second time this session the Missouri state Senate floundered on tax credit bill. Lori Prichard reports from the State Capital.
Senate democrats are arguing over how far a prescription drug tax credit will go to help the elderly. The original bill would provide a drug refund of approximatley $51 to 243,000 members of the state's elderly. But, Mexico Democrat Joe Maxwell proposes a bigger tax break for fewer elderly.
Senator Maxwell's plan would double the cost to Missouri taxpayers from $20 million to $40 million. Because of Maxwell's objections, the bill's sponsor put the proposal aside for the time being.
Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Lori Prichard.