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Senate, House set for tax credits showdown

The stage is set for another Capitol showdown over Missouri’s tax credit programs after senators approved legislation that creates incentives for high-tech businesses while dramatically cutting existing tax breaks for historic buildings and low-income homes.

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Senate approves Injury Fund fix

A bill that would put more money into the nearly insolvent Second Injury Fund is heading to the Missouri House following a favorable vote in the Senate.

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Panel weighs liability limits

Missouri doctors urged a state House committee Wednesday to reinstate liability limits for medical malpractice cases after the state Supreme Court struck down an existing cap. An upper limit of $350,000 for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering was a major piece of Republicans’ efforts in 2005 to curb liability lawsuits.

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CAPITAL BRIEFS

Prayer amendment to go on state ballot Missouri lawmakers have approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would expand the right to pray in public places. The Missouri Constitution already says people have the right to worship God ...

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