With less than a month to go in this year’s legislative session, another proposal is being made to overhaul Missouri’s tax structure.
The resolution would replace the state’s income tax with a sales tax -- and if passed by lawmakers, it would go before Missouri voters next year.
Missouri lawmakers are expected to debate controversial right-to-work legislation this week.
One bill would prohibit closed-union shops, in which all employees must pay fees for union representation. The Senate sponsor is Republican Luann Ridgeway of Smithville.
Some Republican senators want to prohibit union-only work places, which they contend could deter some businesses from locating in Missouri.
Missouri businesses currently have the option of requiring union fees from employees.
Legislation filed Thursday by Republican Sen. Jason Crowell, of Cape Girardeau, would refer the union issue to voters next year.
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