Jefferson City, Mo. – A commission created by Governor Jay Nixon to review Missouri's tax credits met today (Wednesday) for the first time.
The Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission is made up of current and former lawmakers and leaders from groups representing education, labor and private enterprise. Nixon wants them to decide which of the state's 61 tax credits should stay and which should be dumped.
By Adam Allington, Amanda Rice, St. Louis Public Radio
ST. LOUIS –
Researchers at the Center for Tobacco Policy Research at Washington University say that smoking bans set to go on the books early next year are not sufficient to protect the public and that the number of loopholes in the bans are the most concerning.
A new report issued by the Center is questioning the impact of partial smoking bans set to go into effect next year.
Researchers examined nicotine levels at 20 bars and restaurants in St. Louis City and County.
St. Louis – Officials at the Missouri Department of Transportation are telling drivers to stay away from the Poplar Street Bridge complex this weekend as crews do work on the approaches and the bridge itself.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis county officials are asking for the public's help in determining the future of the Jamestown Mall.
The mall has been struggling financially in recent years, losing its anchor stores including Dillard's and Sears.
County economic development officials are developing a new master plan for the one-million-square-foot facility. They'll hold four sessions in the next week in order to gather public input for the mall.