Today at the Missouri state capitol lawmakers voted on several items up for debate.
Republican lawmakers want to end a tax break for low-income senior citizens who live in rental housing. Senator Wayne Wallingford is sponsoring the measure that would save the state an estimated $52 million dollars.
Democratic senator Jamilah Nasheed said she’s fighting in opposition to the legislation because the tax credits allow disabled and elderly residents to stay comfortably in their homes instead of paying for nursing homes. She plans to end the the legislation through a filibuster.
And a bill that would give women in prison free personal hygiene items has moved through the House and onto the Senate. Missouri follows several other states who made these products available to inmates at no cost.