Thousands of Missouri Farmers Could Face Higher Taxes

Senator Roy Blunt said that thousands of Missouri farmers could face higher taxes if current federal estate tax rates are allowed to expire. Missouri has about 100,000 farms, which is the second highest nationally. Blunt says only about 1,100 of those would be subject to the 35% federal estate tax which currently exempts the first $5million of an estate’s value. Unless congress takes action, the exemption in 2013 will drop to $1million and the tax rate will rise to 55%. Blunt says that about 15,000 farms could be subject to the tax at that lower threshold.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 1 day ago

The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

8 hours 3 min ago

The Class 3 Sectional at Missouri S&T in Rolla between the St. James Lady Tigers and Licking is postponed and rescheduled for Thursday night.