The Missouri Legislature will be considering cuts to the individual state income tax rate and a plan to extend key agriculture tax credits. A nonprofit think tank called the Missouri Budget Project, says the governor’s plan does little to nothing to help low-income residents. Spokesperson Traci Gleason recommends strengthening property tax relief for some low-income senior citizens and an earned income tax credit for working families.

Governor Parson says his plan helps everyone earning an income. It would increase the standard tax deduction, o that Missouri taxpayers owe less in state income tax, and it would reduce the top tax bracket from 5.3-percent to 4.8-percent.