Arch Tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org en You Decide: Proposition P 'Arch Tax' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/you-decide-proposition-p-arch-tax <p>On April 2nd voters in St. Louis City and St. Louis County will go to the polls, to among other things, vote on whether to pass Proposition P – a 3/16th of one-cent sales tax increase which would benefit the Gateway Arch grounds, regional trails and greenways through Great Rivers Greenway, and city and county parks.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with people on both sides of the issue.&nbsp; Peter Sortino is the chairman of the pro Proposition P campaign and Jennifer Bird, a Republican Committeewoman in St. Louis County, is opposed to the measure.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:40:39 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 24936 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org You Decide: Proposition P 'Arch Tax' Politically Speaking: McCaskill's 'Evolution' On Same-Sex Marriage and Tuesday's Election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-mccaskills-evolution-same-sex-marriage-and-tuesdays-election <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:45:15 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24930 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: McCaskill's 'Evolution' On Same-Sex Marriage and Tuesday's Election Breaking Down The 'Arch Tax' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/breaking-down-arch-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next Tuesday, you’ll have a chance to decide on Proposition P: a 3/</span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of a cent sales tax increase which amounts to about two cents on a $10 purchase. The measure is often referred to as “the Arch Tax,” but the nickname doesn’t tell the whole story.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 24894 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Breaking Down The 'Arch Tax' Politically Speaking: Prop P, MOSIRA, and McCaskill's Book http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-prop-p-mosira-and-mccaskills-book <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:13:20 +0000 Chris McDaniel 12647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Prop P, MOSIRA, and McCaskill's Book Why The 'Arch Tax' Is A Bit Of A Misnomer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-arch-tax-bit-misnomer <p>It's known as the Arch tax, but if St. Louis city and St. Louis County voters approve the measure next month, the biggest chunk of money goes to parks in the region.<br>&nbsp;<br>The sales tax would add about 2 cents to a $10 purchase in the city and county. <a href="http://bit.ly/YPgPvl">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that it could raise an estimated $780 million over the next 20 years.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:40:19 +0000 The Associated Press 9848 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why The 'Arch Tax' Is A Bit Of A Misnomer Park Service Seeks Public Input On Arch Plan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/park-service-seeks-public-input-arch-plan <p></p><p>On Tuesday night The National Park Service gave the public a chance to comment on its report that considers the potential impacts of renovating the St. Louis Arch grounds.&nbsp;</p><p>The comment period runs through March 1 and the complete report and comment form can be found <a href="http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?documentID=51306">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:55:10 +0000 Tim Lloyd 8804 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Park Service Seeks Public Input On Arch Plan Arch Tax Goes To City Voters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-tax-goes-city-voters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of a sales tax increase to fund an upgrade of the </span>Arch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;grounds, along with local parks and trails, are gearing up for a two-and-a-half month campaign.</span></p><p>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted today 20-3-1 today put the measure on the April 6 ballot, when it will also be considered in St. Louis County. Aldermen Sam Moore, Antonio French and Scott Ogilvie voted no, and Ald. Terry Kennedy voted present. Two aldermen were absent.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:42:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 8499 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Tax Goes To City Voters St. Louis County Council Approves Arch Tax For April Ballot, Will Consider Changes To Smoking Ban http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-council-approves-arch-tax-april-ballot-will-consider-changes-smoking-ban <p></p><p>On Tuesday night the St. Louis County Council gave final approval to put a sales tax initiative on the April ballot that would fund improvements to the Arch grounds, trails and local parks.</p><p>About 60 percent of the 3/16-of-a-cent so called “Arch Tax” would go toward sprucing up the Arch grounds and regional trails, the rest would pay for improvements to local parks.</p><p>Councilman Mike O’Mara sponsored the measure and says he’s ready to campaign on its behalf.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:22:16 +0000 Tim Lloyd 8387 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Council Approves Arch Tax For April Ballot, Will Consider Changes To Smoking Ban 'Arch Tax' Approved By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-tax-approved-st-louis-board-aldermen <p>A tax to generate funds to improve the Gateway Arch, as well regional parks and trails took a step forward in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday.</p><p>The so-called “Arch Tax” creates a 3/16<sup>th</sup> cent sales tax.&nbsp; If approved by voters in St. Louis City and County the tax would raise $120 million for the Arch grounds.</p><p>It would also raise about $600 million for city and county parks as well as the <a href="http://www.grgstl.org/">Great Rivers Greenway</a> park and trail district.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:26:36 +0000 Adam Allington 8288 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Arch Tax' Approved By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen St. Louis County Closer To Adding Arch Tax To April Ballot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-closer-adding-arch-tax-april-ballot <p>The St. Louis County Council is moving forward with a plan to put a sales tax initiative on the April ballot that would improve county parks, trails and the Arch grounds.</p><p>Council Chairman Michael O’Mara introduced a bill at this afternoon's council meeting that would authorize the ballot initiative and says he plans to campaign on its behalf.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:40:23 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7498 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Closer To Adding Arch Tax To April Ballot