Silver Haired Legislature Sets Priorities For 2018

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 served at the senior center dining rooms and delivered to the homebound.
  • Maintain the Missouri Property Tax Credit known as the Circuit Breaker, which since 1973 has provided low-income qualifying seniors a small tax rebate.
  • Restore funding that cut this year to the Missouri Rx program, which provides subsidies to seniors to help them pay for medications.
  • Legalize the use of medical marijuana in Missouri.

FOR THE COMPLETE ARTICLE ABOUT THE SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE FROM THE WARRENSBURG DAILY STAR JOURNAL, CLICK THIS LINK.

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