Click to hear State Representative Joe Don McGaugh of the 39th District speak with KMZU News about some legislation recently passed by the House.

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The second-term lawmaker discussed the purpose of a bill he co-sponsored, H.B. 88.

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That bill is now before the senate.

Rep. McGaugh notes that tax revenue is essential to fund projects and programs throughout the state, but delinquent payments from citizens can put a dent in budgets. McGaugh hopes House Bill 384, which was recently passed by the House, will get quick approval in the senate so residents can get square with the state.

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Tax Amnesty periods have been used before in fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 which generated $116 million combined.

Click here to contact Rep. McGaugh or for other state lawmakers go to the Missouri State Website.