back-to-school http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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? AFT president praises St. Louis schools' push toward accreditation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aft-president-praises-st-louis-schools-push-toward-accreditation <p>A collaborative effort among the administration, parents, and teachers of the St. Louis Public Schools toward regaining accreditation earned praise on Tuesday from the president of the a national teachers union.</p><p>Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, made St. Louis a stop on her national back-to-school tour. The St. Louis teachers are represented by an <a href="http://mo.aft.org/local420/">AFT local</a>.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:48:47 +0000 Tina Eaton & Rachel Lippmann 4656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org AFT president praises St. Louis schools' push toward accreditation Back-to-school sales tax holiday in Mo. this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/back-school-sales-tax-holiday-mo-weekend <p>Back-to-school shoppers in Missouri are getting a break this weekend, as<a href="http://dor.mo.gov/business/sales/taxholiday/school/"> the state&rsquo;s annual sales tax holiday </a>is in effect.</p><p>Today through Sunday, shoppers don&rsquo;t have to pay the state sales tax on clothing items under&nbsp;$100 a piece, school supplies of up to $50 per purchase, computer software purchases up to $350, and computers and accessories up to $3,500.</p><p>Ted Farnen is with the&nbsp;Missouri Department of Revenue. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 20:40:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Back-to-school sales tax holiday in Mo. this weekend