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Bill Aims to Keep Seniors at Home

Legislation aimed at helping seniors truly own their homes has received initial approval from the Missouri House by a voice vote. Buckner GOP State Representative Bill Kidd is sponsoring the proposed constitutional amendment and says many seniors face a choice of selling their home because of property taxes and living on a fixed income:

 

If Missouri lawmakers AND voters approve it, the constitutional amendment will authorize a tax exemption phased in at 20 percent increments over five years to equal 100 percent of the amount of real property tax paid on a senior’s primary home.


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