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House moves proposal dealing with charitable tax credits to Senate

Date: February 7, 2013
By: Alexander Mallin
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 87, SB 20

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Several charities in Missouri are now one step closer to restoring tax breaks that they lost last year.
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Wrap: State House members sent to the Senate a proposal that would extend 5 sets of tax breaks for charities. The credits had expired last year when lawmakers didn't renew them.

Both sides of the building appear to be on the same page, the Senate sent similar legislation toward the House just last week. 

Republican House Speaker Tim Jones says the tax breaks will encourage people to fund these charities so that the government doesn't have to.

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Description: "It is a true effective private-public partnership in allowing our institutions, our charitable organizations, our pregnancy resource centers across the state that provide and do the heavy lifting in areas that government would be ineffective in."

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Alex Mallin.

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Lawmakers are one step closer to reviving tax breaks for charities that expired last year.
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Wrap: State House members sent to the Senate a proposal that would extend 5 sets of tax breaks for charities. The tax breaks expired last year, and several charities have since seen a drop in donations. 

Republican House Speaker Tim Jones says the next step will be negotiation between both chambers since the Senate sent an almost identical bill to the House last week.

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Description: "I think we're open, we're open to whatever happens. We really want to get this done this year. It's too important to the taxpayers, who want to give from their pocketbooks and hearts."
 
Jones says the donations help the non-for-profit charities in ways the government can't.  

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Alex Mallin.


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