earnings tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-july-4-2012 <p><strong>Court upholds election for earnings tax</strong></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to a law that requires residents in St. Louis and Kansas City to vote on their earnings tax every five years.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:41:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 4052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 KC leaders file lawsuit over Mo. earnings tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kc-leaders-file-lawsuit-over-mo-earnings-tax <p>Several civic leaders from Kansas City have gone to court challenging a voter-approved state law on municipal earnings taxes.</p><p>The ballot measure approved last November requires Kansas City and St. Louis to ask voters every five years to renew the city earnings taxes. The two communities are Missouri&#39;s only cities with local earnings taxes.</p><p>A lawsuit filed Monday in Cole County Circuit Court contends the Kansas City charter authorizes the local earning tax and does not require the periodic renewal vote.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:06:04 +0000 The Associated Press 1730 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org KC leaders file lawsuit over Mo. earnings tax Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-april-6-2011 <p><strong>City Voters Overwhelmingly Agree to Keep Earnings Tax</strong></p><p>Now that voters in both of Missouri&#39;s large cities have renewed their earnings taxes, leaders of both St. Louis and&nbsp;Kansas City say now is the time for a hard look at how they operate. Kansas City voted Tuesday to keep its 1 percent earnings tax by a 3-to-1 margin. The gap was bigger in St. Louis, where nearly 90 percent of voters favored the 1 percent tax.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:19:02 +0000 Julie Bierach 885 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Morning headlines: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-april-5-2011 <p><strong>Election Day in St. Louis</strong></p><p>It&#39;s election day in Missouri and voters in St. Louis and Kansas City will head to the polls to decide whether to retain each <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-e-examining-earnings-tax-st-louis-and-kansas-city?nopop=1">community&#39;s&nbsp;1 percent earnings tax</a>. In St. Louis, the $140 million from the tax is about a third of the city&#39;s revenue. If the proposition fails, the tax will be phased out over the next ten years.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:27:03 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 To tax or not to tax? A discussion of Proposition E in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-or-not-tax-discussion-proposition-e-st-louis <p>Next Tuesday, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-e-examining-earnings-tax-st-louis-and-kansas-city">St. Louis City voters will vote on Proposition E</a>.&nbsp; If the proposition passes, the city will retain its 1 percent earnings tax.&nbsp; If the proposition fails, the tax will be phased out over the next ten years.&nbsp; Supporters and critics of the earnings tax disagree on many things, including how the tax affects the economic vitality of the city and how prominently the tax figures into people&rsquo;s decisions to live or work in St. Louis.&nbsp; But many agree on this: no replacement for the earnings tax is in place and a transition to any combination of alternatives could prove painful.</p><p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:57:54 +0000 Libby Franklin 852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org To tax or not to tax? A discussion of Proposition E in St. Louis Proposition E: examining the earnings tax in St. Louis and Kansas City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposition-e-examining-earnings-tax-st-louis-and-kansas-city <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-960348.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-960348.mp3</a></p><p>On Tuesday, voters in St. Louis and Kansas City will have their first change to determine the future of their cities&rsquo; 1 percent earnings taxes, which are imposed on the wages of everyone who lives or works in the cities.</p><p>It&rsquo;s on the ballot following statewide approval last November of Proposition A.</p><p>The lead-up to the vote has been very different in the two cities.</p><p>Today, we have two reports.</p><p>Maria Altman will look at how quiet the campaign has been in St. Louis.</p><p>But first, Maria Carter of KCUR reports that things have been much more heated in Kansas City.</p><p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:40:17 +0000 Maria Altman & KCUR 834 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposition E: examining the earnings tax in St. Louis and Kansas City Sierra Club urges St. Louis to retain city earnings tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-urges-st-louis-retain-city-earnings-tax <p>An environmental group is urging St. Louis voters to approve Proposition E in the April election.</p><p>The proposition asks voters whether the city can retain the 1 percent earnings tax, which generates about one-third of the city&rsquo;s budget.</p><p><a href="http://missouri.sierraclub.org/">The Sierra Club </a>is encouraging St. Louisans to vote yes.</p><p>John Hickey says the earnings tax is the main source of funding for the city&rsquo;s parks.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:14:56 +0000 Maria Altman 752 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sierra Club urges St. Louis to retain city earnings tax Mayor Slay sees opportunities and obstacles in 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-slay-sees-opportunities-and-obstacles-2011 <p>In case you missed <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4320">today’s <em>St. Louis on the Air</em></a>, here are some highlights of our discussion with Mayor Francis Slay:</p><p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 21:25:01 +0000 Libby Franklin 300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Slay sees opportunities and obstacles in 2011