Missouri lawmakers start work on proposed tax cuts

Missouri lawmakers are back in the Capitol to work on tax cuts.
Missouri lawmakers are back in the Capitol to work on tax cuts.(MGN)
Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 4:38 AM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are back in the Capitol to work on tax cuts.

Legislators started a special session to slash taxes Wednesday.

Republican Gov. Mike Parson is asking lawmakers to cut the top income tax rate from 5.3% to 4.8%.

He also wants the GOP-led Legislature to increase the standard deduction by $2,000 for single filers and $4,000 for couples.

Parson had called lawmakers back to work last week. But they pushed the session back to continue private negotiations.

On Wednesday, lawmakers filed bills with a variety of tax-cutting options.