A senate committee heard a bill that would eliminate income taxes today
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A senate committee heard a bill that would eliminate income taxes today

Date: April 29, 2009
By: Lauren Stenzel
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A Senate committee heard a bill Wednesday that could potentially make Missouri the first state to eliminate income taxes.

Lauren Stenzel has more from Jefferson City.

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People wearing "Fair Tax" buttons filled the senate committee room in support of Republican Representative Ed Emery's bill that would get rid of income tax, but raise sales tax.

Emery said the measure would attract businesses to Missouri, generating revenue.

 

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Description: "This is probably the most powerful economic development instrument that has been considered by the legislature in the seven years that I have been here."

Carrie Shapton, an advocate for child care, opposes the bill saying if sales tax is raised on services such as child care people will go out of state.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Lauren Stenzel.