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Missouri among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Missouri was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Bryant Wolfin Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Missouri state house candidate, Bryant Wolfin (district 116), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Missouri job growth this year projected at 0.8%

Job growth in Missouri is expected to reach 0.8 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.2 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Missouri lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Missouri would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Missouri ranks 14th in annual tax climate ranking

Missouri finished 14th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in Missouri

Cuonzo Martin, head basketball coach at the University of Missouri, earned $2.8 million in 2018, making Martin the highest-paid public employee in Missouri last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Missouri to reach $6.6 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Missouri arts agencies are projected to reach $6.6 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.07 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Missouri levies a total tax on lodging of 4.2%

Hotel room bills in Missouri tack on a total state lodging tax of 4.2 percent, the 44th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Missouri are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

5,320 borrowers in Missouri filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Missouri who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 5,320, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$660.3 million in federal research dollars flowed to Missouri in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Missouri totaled $660.3 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Missouri received $7.8 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $7,800,439 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Missouri, the 17th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Missouri 2-year college students pay $3,580 in tuition and fees

Missouri two-year colleges charged students $3,580 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 12th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

8 U.S. House members from Missouri make $174,000 annually

Each of the eight U.S. House of Representatives members representing Missouri draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Missouri 4-year university tuitions jumped 12.2% over 15 years

Missouri four-year public university tuition and fees went from $8,039 in 2004-05 to $9,022 in 2019-20, the third smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Missouri legislators make base salary of $35,915 per year

State lawmakers in Missouri now draw a base salary of $35,915 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 37.5 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Missouri community college tuitions jumped 29.7% over 15 years

Missouri two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,915 in 2004-05 to $3,780 in 2019-20, the 11th smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

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