The Missouri legislature has passed an income tax reduction.  The rate would be sliced from 5.9% to 5.5.% beginning next year.  The Senate has passed a bill to raise the motor fuel tax from $0.17/gallon to $0.27/gallon over a period of four years, with an annual increase of two and one-half cents per gallon.  The House will have to pass proposal today, the final day of the legislature, for it to reach the governor’s desk.