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Although no final version of a national tax reform bill has been approved, or even fully publicly disclosed, preliminary evaluations of aspects of the proposal indicate that short-term tax cuts could be rescinded in future years and result in higher taxes on people earning less than $75,000 per year. According to the Missouri Budget Project, […]

n4a – Before Thanksgiving, the House of Representatives passed, largely along party lines, a tax reform measure and now the Senate is set to take up that chamber’s version of tax cut legislation as early as tomorrow. Both bills would drive up the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. As detailed in our November 15 statement, […]

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Tax cut proposals being considered by Congress would dramatically increase the federal deficit while paving the way for massive spending cuts to health care, social insurance and safety-net programs that serve millions of older adults and caregivers. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) represents the nation’s 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) […]

Each year, Missouri’s Silver Haired Legislature sets priorities that can become the basis for new legislation in the Missouri House and Senate. This year, the top priorities were making sure that senior citizens have access to nutritional food and healthcare. Included in the list of priporities are: Increase by $3 million the funding for meals […]

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  • Dec 1 - Senate Leader Says They Have The Votes To Pass Tax Overhaul Bill
    The New York Times has reported that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that they have at least 50 votes in the Senate to pass some version of the new tax overhaul proposal. As of this posting, no final vote has been taken, and the Senate version of the bill will need to be reconciled […]
  • Nov 30 - National Tax Plan Will Increase Tax On Medium Wage Earners Over Time
    Although no final version of a national tax reform bill has been approved, or even fully publicly disclosed, preliminary evaluations of aspects of the proposal indicate that short-term tax cuts could be rescinded in future years and result in higher taxes on people earning less than $75,000 per year. According to the Missouri Budget Project, […]
  • Nov 29 - UPDATE: Federal Tax Bill To Be Voted On TODAY. Impacts Could Be Severe.
    n4a – Before Thanksgiving, the House of Representatives passed, largely along party lines, a tax reform measure and now the Senate is set to take up that chamber’s version of tax cut legislation as early as tomorrow. Both bills would drive up the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. As detailed in our November 15 statement, […]