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Tax Cuts Debated in Missouri Senate

February 10, 1999
By: Chris Pelikan
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 318

Missouri senators agree state tax cuts are necessary. The question now becomes how large can they be. Chris Pelikan has the story from Jefferson City

GOP senators clashed with their Democratic counterparts on the floor of the Missouri Senate with tax cuts to blame. While both sides agree that the fruits of Missouri's robust economy should be shared by its taxpayers, disputes exist as to the extent.

Republican senator Peter Kinder argues the need to buck recent trend by giving the upper class a tax break.

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Democrats argue that tax cuts should be broad and that no individual group, particularly the wealthy, should be favored. Reporting from Jefferson City, this is Chris Pelikan.


GOP lawmakers argue against a democratic tax cut proposal. Chris Pelikan has the story from Jefferson City.

Democratic lawmakers disagree with GOP proposals that would provide tax relief for the upper class. Senator Ken Jacob argues that the economy has boomed with the upper class enduring the tax burden they are currently shouldered with.

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Republican leaders argue democratic proposals aren't extensive enough and more of the state's budget needs to go towards tax cuts. Reporting from Jefferson City, this is Chris Pelikan.