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Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right, discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint

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Circuit breaker credit up for debate

By Tom Coulter Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Low-income seniors who pay rent in Missouri could soon be disqualified from receiving a property tax credit if a bill up for perfection this week is approved. Senate Bill 208 would limit the Senior Citizens Property Tax Credit to Missouri homeowners, marking a major change to a tax

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Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune to public-records requests. The changes, amended to a

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