sales tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Benefits Of Transportation Sales Tax Increase Are Worth The Cost http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-benefits-transportation-sales-tax-increase-are-worth-cost <p>I want to speak to city voters and to our friends. The rest of you should take this opportunity to check the Cardinals score.</p><p>The city of St. Louis has big plans over the next 10 years. I am talking about the kind of transportation system that befits a great city.</p><p></p><p>We want to create a major streetcar line centered downtown with a North-South and an East-West route.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:00:13 +0000 Francis Slay 37347 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Benefits Of Transportation Sales Tax Increase Are Worth The Cost Chesterfield Mayor's Secession Talk Raises Eyebrows — And Faces Long, Long Odds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chesterfield-mayors-secession-talk-raises-eyebrows-and-faces-long-long-odds <p><strong>(Updated on Wednesday at 4 p.m.)</strong></p><p>The mayor of Chesterfield is sticking by his threat for his city to secede from St. Louis County, contending that his city is fed up with a lack of progress on changing the county’s sales tax distribution system.&nbsp;</p><p>But St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has dismissed the threat, calling Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation’s comments “over the top.”</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:41:12 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chesterfield Mayor's Secession Talk Raises Eyebrows — And Faces Long, Long Odds Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-perfects-1-cent-transportation-sales-tax-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed constitutional amendment to let voters decide if they want to create a temporary 1-cent transportation sales tax has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:06:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Perfects 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Proposal Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-weighs-role-bike-travel-transportation-spending <p>Missouri lawmakers are weighing what role bicycles should play in the future of transportation spending.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:53:12 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35050 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Weighs Role Of Bike Travel In Transportation Spending Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-tax-supporters-still-aim-2014-vote <p>Proponents of a transportation sales tax were dealt a big blow last year when a legislative effort <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/30926/lamping_kehoe_filibuster">died at the last minute</a>. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on putting a 1-cent sales tax increase before voters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:40:35 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote Jury Still Out On Missouri Sales Tax Holidays - Are You Shopping This Weekend? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jury-still-out-missouri-sales-tax-holidays-are-you-shopping-weekend <p>Ready, set, shop.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new school year is approaching, and shoppers will head to stores this weekend for a tax-free holiday&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">school supplies, electronics and some clothing.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">John </span>Mollenkamp<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, acting director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, says shoppers can save up to 8 or 9 percent if local governments also participate in the tax breaks.</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:25:38 +0000 Kristi Luther 28706 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jury Still Out On Missouri Sales Tax Holidays - Are You Shopping This Weekend? Mo. Infrastructure Gets C- Grade, Speaker Jones Says It Shows Need For Sales Tax Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-infrastructure-gets-c-grade-speaker-jones-says-it-shows-need-sales-tax-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a new report Wednesday, Missouri received a lackluster grade on its infrastructure.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citing “pressing issues,” the American Society of Civil Engineers graded Missouri as a C- overall.</span></p><p>Missouri’s Speaker of the House, Republican Tim Jones of Eureka, said it proves several goals of the just-ended legislative session were worth focusing on.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 20:59:13 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Infrastructure Gets C- Grade, Speaker Jones Says It Shows Need For Sales Tax Bill Bill To Restore Local Sales Taxes On Out-Of-State Vehicle Purchases Sent to Mo. Gov. Nixon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-restore-local-sales-taxes-out-state-vehicle-purchases-sent-mo-gov-nixon <P>Missouri lawmakers have sent legislation to <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </A>(D)&nbsp;that would levy local sales taxes on vehicles purchased in other states with voters’ approval.</P> <P>The Governor vetoed <A href="http://house.mo.gov/BillSummary.aspx?bill=HB1329&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">a similar bill last year </A>because it did not give local voters a say in whether they wanted such a tax.&nbsp; In addition, the <A href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </A>ruled last year that sales tax collections must be limited to purchases made i Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:26:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25139 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill To Restore Local Sales Taxes On Out-Of-State Vehicle Purchases Sent to Mo. Gov. Nixon Politically Speaking: Taxes And Tenured Teachers Debated In First Half Of Mo. Legislative Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-taxes-and-tenured-teachers-debated-first-half-mo-legislative-session <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Jason </span>Rosenbaum<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> is out this week, so we have St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin filling in. Marshall joins Jo </span>Mannies<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> of the St. Louis Beacon and Chris McDaniel of St. Louis Public Radio to discuss the week in politics.</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:17:42 +0000 Chris McDaniel 10250 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Taxes And Tenured Teachers Debated In First Half Of Mo. Legislative Session Mo. Senate Passes 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-senate-passes-1-cent-sales-tax-transportation-needs <P>A proposed constitutional amendment that would create a temporary one-cent sales tax to fund transportation needs has passed the <A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</A>.</P> <P><A href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17866209">Senate Joint Resolution 16</A>&nbsp;is estimated to raise nearly $8 billion, one-tenth of which would go to cities and counties for local transportation needs.&nbsp; In addition, around $1 billion would go towards expanding Interstate 70 to six lanes between Wentzville and Blue Springs.&nbsp; It would also r Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:21:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 10224 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Senate Passes 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs