Missouri lawmakers seek to end tax break for poor, disabled

Sunday, September 4, 2011 | 5:31 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The downturn in the economy already had cost Kim Ellis more than half of her clients at her small janitorial business. Her troubles were doubled by her vehicle, which had saddled her with thousands of dollars in repairs and cast doubt on her ability to work after nearly 300,000 miles.