incentives http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon: tax credit changes to be a priority in 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-tax-credit-changes-be-priority-2013 <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D) has reconvened his tax credit review commission to again examine which incentives need to be eliminated or further capped.</P> <P>In 2010 the same commission recommended sun-setting 28 tax credit programs and capping 33 others. At the time the commission said the move would save the state $220 million.&nbsp; Former Republican State Senator Chuck Gross of St. Charles&nbsp;again chairs the commission. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:22:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4578 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon: tax credit changes to be a priority in 2013 Auto parts tax break endorsed by Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/auto-parts-tax-break-endorsed-mo-house <p>The <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1455&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R"> expand tax breaks for auto parts manufacturers</a>.</p><p>Ford and General Motors already have access to the incentives.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=013">State Rep.&nbsp;Chuck Gatschenberger </a>(R, Lake St.&nbsp;Louis), the bill&rsquo;s sponsor, says it would expand the benefit to smaller auto parts builders.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:28:38 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3572 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Auto parts tax break endorsed by Mo. House Mo. special session could last up to 2 months, UMSL prof. says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-special-session-could-last-2-months-umsl-prof-says <p><a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/">Missouri lawmakers</a> are set to return to the<a href="http://mostateparks.com/park/missouri-state-museum"> State Capitol </a>next week for a special legislative session.</p><p>Both Democratic<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/"> Governor Jay Nixon </a>and Republican legislative leaders estimate it&rsquo;ll take no more than two weeks to debate and pass bills dealing with a dozen issues, including air cargo tax credits, social media communications between teachers and students, and local control of the St. Louis Police Department. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:55:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1986 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. special session could last up to 2 months, UMSL prof. says Nixon touts economic incentives, may expand Mo. special session again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-touts-economic-incentives-may-expand-mo-special-session-again <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon </a>(D)&nbsp;is traveling around the state this week, urging<a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/"> Missouri lawmakers </a>to pass numerous tax credit proposals during the upcoming special session.</p><p>Before leaving today&nbsp;for Kansas City, Marceline and St. Louis, he met with reporters in his State Capitol office.&nbsp; He told them passing the incentives are crucial for job creation, but that the overall number of tax breaks also needs to be reined in. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:29:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1971 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon touts economic incentives, may expand Mo. special session again TIF report finds little regional benefit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tif-report-finds-little-regional-benefit <p>Are public incentives likes <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_increment_financing">TIFs </a>and <a href="http://www.modot.mo.gov/partnershipdevelopment/documents/TDDInfo.pdf">TDDs </a>worth it? An <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/library/dirr/TIFFinalRpt.pdf">updated report</a> by the <a href="http://www.ewgateway.org/default.htm">East-West Gateway Council of Governments</a> says probably not.</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:50:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 403 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org TIF report finds little regional benefit