Mo. tax amnesty to reap $35M for healthcare funding

Governor Jay Nix announced Missouri's temporary tax amnesty program will bring $35 million in additional funding for state healthcare services, according to KTRS.

Unfortunately, lawmakers predicted giving taxpayers an extra three months to pay delinquent taxes would generate about twice that amount. State lawmakers will return to the drawing boards to drum up another way to finance state healthcare programs in next years budget, according to the article.

The $35 million will help expand dental benefits for 282,000 low-income Missourians, as well as fund a 1 percent increase in state Medicaid payments to healthcare providers.

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