Governor Parson Calls Special Session

MO Capitol

This week, Missouri Governor Mike Parson called for a special session to run concurrently with the annual veto session in September. He is calling the special session to clarify that those selling used cars can use the proceeds of the sales to offset the cost of a new car for tax purposes, reducing the buyer's tax liability on the purchase. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in June that the Missouri law allows taxpayers to only use the sale of one car to offset the purchase, thereby undermining a longstanding practice in Missouri, particularly in rural areas. Democrats were quick to denounce Parson's call, saying that the issue does not warrant a special session. Lawmakers should be called back to address why children are being removed from the Medicaid rolls, among other issues, they say.

August 23, 2019 - 10:58am

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