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St. Louis Post-Dispatch – The Missouri House today approved a $27.8 billion dollar budget that increases funding for public schools, cuts money for Missouri colleges, and eleimnates the “circuit breaker” tax credit for renters. The circuit breaker tax cut means thousands of low income Missourians will lose an average of $500 per year. Some of the […]

The federal Older Americans Act (OAA) is an important safety net for individuals who are at risk economically, medically and socially. Under this act, Area Agencies on Aging are the local organizations charged with designing and funding systems that prolong independent, meaningful life at home and within communities—avoiding institutional care. Several factors can create a higher […]

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Despite many proposals to eliminate tax credits for renters and offers to fund some programs at the expense of others, Missouri Senators are at an impasse in terms of funding senior programs. Here’s the latest report on Senate action from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read the entire story by CLICKING HERE.  

Columbia Tribune – The Missouri Senate will soon take up the issue of eliminating a tax credit that helps low-income seniors offset local property taxes. The issue is controversial and has found both proponents and opponents on both sides of the aisle. For an explanation of the credits and other news surrounding the debate, please […]

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  • Apr 21 - Debate Over Tax Credit Elimination Occurs In State Senate
    Despite many proposals to eliminate tax credits for renters and offers to fund some programs at the expense of others, Missouri Senators are at an impasse in terms of funding senior programs. Here’s the latest report on Senate action from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read the entire story by CLICKING HERE.  
  • Apr 6 - House Budget Cuts Renters Tax Credit Program – Fight Expected In Senate
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch – The Missouri House today approved a $27.8 billion dollar budget that increases funding for public schools, cuts money for Missouri colleges, and eleimnates the “circuit breaker” tax credit for renters. The circuit breaker tax cut means thousands of low income Missourians will lose an average of $500 per year. Some of the […]
  • Apr 3 - Budget Cuts Target Missourians With Disabilities
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate “circuit breaker” tax credits for renters in an effort to balance the state budget. Opposition to the cuts has come from senior advocates and disabled individuals who rely on the tax credit program. READ THE ENTIRE STORY FROM THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH […]