Marketplace Morning Report http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri's low cigarette tax under fire http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-low-cigarette-tax-under-fire <p>The state with the lowest tax on cigarettes? No, not tobacco country -- Virginia or North Carolina. It&#39;s Missouri, with a tax of just 17 cents a pack. The national average is a buck and a half. But health advocates are pushing a ballot initiative to increase the levy in Missouri.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; ">Our own Maria Altman <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/missouris-low-cigarette-tax-under-fire">reports for Marketplace Morning Report today</a>.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; "> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:07:37 +0000 Maria Altman 3456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's low cigarette tax under fire Missouri primary will cost millions, but not matter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-primary-will-cost-millions-not-matter <p>Missouri is <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-february-6-2012">holding its presidential primary tomorrow</a>, and turnout is expected to be extremely low. That is in part because the votes won&#39;t count, even though the primary will close taxpayers millions of dollars.</p><p>Check out our own <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/elections/campaign-trail/missouri-primary-will-cost-millions-not-matter">Maria Altman&#39;s story</a> for Marketplace Morning Report, which aired this morning.</p><p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:34:05 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio & Maria Altman 3011 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri primary will cost millions, but not matter Stimulus help to states comes to a close http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stimulus-help-states-comes-close <p>A federal stimulus program to help stabilize state budgets is coming to a close tomorrow. The government provided some $90 billion in emergency funds to help state government get past collapsing tax revenues, and help pay for such services as education and health care. Now, states are having to slash spending.</p><p><a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/06/29/pm-stimulus-help-to-states-comes-to-a-close/">Adam Allington reports for Marketplace</a>, that states are bracing for some painfully difficult decisions. When it comes to making some budget cuts, their hands are tied.</p><p>Listen for the report tonight on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/">Marketplace</a>, starting at 6 p.m.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:46:55 +0000 Adam Allington 1534 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stimulus help to states comes to a close Job growth has been increasing faster for men than women http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/job-growth-has-been-increasing-faster-men-women <p>The &quot;Mancession&quot; of 2009 is finally giving way to a &quot;Mancovery.&quot; But the jobs picture for women is going in the opposite direction.</p><p>Check out <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/04/07/am-job-growth-has-been-increasing-faster-for-men-than-for-women/">this feature</a> about gender asymmetry in the jobs &quot;recovery&quot; from our own <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/adam-allington">Adam Allington</a>. It aired on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/show/morning-report/">Marketplace Morning Report</a> today.</p><p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:43:14 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 907 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Job growth has been increasing faster for men than women Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lower-gas-taxes-lure-drivers-mo <p>With lower state taxes on gasoline, among others, Missouri is easily undercutting its border mate, Illinois, when it comes to the price to fill up.</p><p>One of the cardinal rules about interstate travel through the Midwest: &quot;gas up before you hit Illinois.&quot; Illinois levies a hefty 42 cents per gallon tax on gasoline, among the highest gas taxes in the country.</p><p><a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/28/am-lower-gas-taxes-lure-crossborder-customers-to-missouri/">Check out more of this feature on the Missouri-Illinois border wars for cheap gasoline</a> by our own <a href="http://Adam Allington ">Adam Allington</a>. It aired on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/show/morning-report/">Marketplace Morning Report</a> earlier today.</p><p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:09:29 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 816 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Mo. Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-puppy-mills-face-new-restrictions <p>Missouri voters passed a ballot measure in November for tougher rules on dog breeders. Now the Missouri legislature is attempting to overturn the vote.</p><p><a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/02/04/am-missouri-puppy-mills-face-new-restrictions/">Check out the story</a> from our own <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/adam-allington">Adam Allington</a> featured on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/">Marketplace</a> this morning.</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 20:10:27 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 463 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri puppy mills face new restrictions