Missouri lawmakers to consider tax, gambling and redistricting proposals

2019 legislative session begins Wednesday
Missouri lawmakers to consider tax, gambling and redistricting proposals
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Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to collect sales taxes on online purchases, allow sports gambling and overhaul legislative redistricting during the 2019 session that begins this week.

The Republican-led Legislature will be faced with whether to require online retailers to collect sales taxes on things sold to Missouri residents, which could bring in millions of dollars in new revenue.

Sports betting is also on the table now that the U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door for it in all 50 states.

Governor Mike Parson and Republican leaders in the House and Senate also are interested in asking voters to once again revamp redistricting in response to another voter-approved constitutional amendment that might cost the Republicans legislative seats.

The annual five-month session begins Wednesday.