Archive for November 27th, 2012

Tax Reform May Take Center Stage in Next Missouri Session
November 27, 2012


(AP) — Changes in Missouri’s tax code will be near the top of the agenda for Republicans in the state Senate during the 2013 session.
Sen. Tom Dempsey, of St. Charles, is expected to be elected as presiding officer when the Senate convenes in January. He says majority party Republicans want to act quickly on legislation to provide “income tax relief.” The specifics remain to be finalized but could include income tax cuts for individuals, small businesses or corporations.
Dempsey says the Senate also will consider an overhaul of the state’s tax credit programs; address financial shortfalls in the state’s Second Injury Fund for disabled workers; and restore occupational diseases as ailments covered by workers’ compensation.
Dempsey says he hopes the Senate can tackle all of those items before its spring break.


Akin Considers Writing A Book About His Senate Campaign
November 27, 2012

Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire :
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) returned to Congress after a U.S. Senate campaign “that left him vilified for his verbal missteps and blamed for his role in the Republican Party’s dismal showing in the elections,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Though he’ll be out of work when the new Congress takes over in January, Akin “is hopeful about what lies ahead. He said he is considering taking advantage of his new fame by writing a book — something Sen. Claire McCaskill, the victor in his race, also has discussed.”