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States tap historic surpluses for tax cuts and rebates to offset inflation hit on residents
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States tap historic surpluses for tax cuts and rebates to offset inflation hit on residents

Stoked by the largest surplus in state history, Missouri's Republican-led Legislature devised a $500 million plan to send one-time tax refunds to millions of households. In a shock to some, GOP Governor Mike Parson vetoed it. Parson's objection: He wanted a bigger, longer-lasting tax cut. "Now is the time for the largest income tax cut in our state's history," Parson declared as he called lawmakers back for a September special session to consider a $700 million permanent tax reduction. Upon the plan's likely approval, Missouri will join at least 31 states that already have enacted some type of tax cut or rebate this year — an astounding outpouring of billions of tax dollars back to the people. Idaho lawmakers are convening Thursday to conside...
Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents
Health

Rep. Ken Buck is trying to prevent Colorado from expanding health care access to undocumented residents

Buck’s bill is in “direct response” to the approval of the waiver. “Instead of using section 1332 waivers as originally intended, to grant states flexibility to implement innovative health care solutions, Democrats are using the waiver program to make federally funded health insurance a reality for illegal aliens,” said Buck in a statement. “This is a slap in the face to American taxpayers who get up, go to work, and are fighting to survive amidst 9.1% Bidenflation.” Buck’s office did not make him available for an interview in time for this story. Polis and immigrant health experts say bills like Buck's just drive up costs in the long run A spokesman for Gov. Jared Polis said Buck’s bill would drive up insurance costs for Coloradans.  “The Colorado Option will save Coloradans ...