JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -

Some lawmakers want to revive a Missouri program that funded property tax rebates for senior and disabled homeowners hit by rapidly rising property taxes.
 
But they're meeting more resistance than when the program was originally enacted a decade ago.
 
The tax rebate program created under a 2004 law used state funds to offset property tax hikes above a certain percent for the disabled and seniors with incomes of up to $70,000.

From the 2007 to 2011 fiscal years, the state budgeted $7.5 million for the program. But it has since expired.
 
 Senate committee heard testimony this past week on bills to revive it. But some committee members are now questioning why the state should get involved in local property tax issues.