(AP) – A Missouri Republican wants people who donate to
political campaigns to get up to $100 in tax credits.
Sen. Rob Schaaf said Tuesday that the goal is to increase small donors’ role
Schaaf’s bill would allow donors to redeem the credit for contributions to
county political parties and candidates for the Legislature and statewide seats.
No one testified in opposition during a Tuesday hearing. But the bill’s
estimated $4.9 million per year price tag could pose problems in a year when
poor revenues are causing financial strain.
Supporters also pitched the idea Tuesday to Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, who
campaigned on improving ethics in the Capitol.
The proposal comes after voters in November approved campaign contribution
limits. Backers argued it would reduce the influence of wealthy donors.
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