By St. Louis Public Radio staff
St. Louis – Missouri governor Jay Nixon wants to cut the state's $650 million dollar tax credit program in half.
The budget Nixon outlined in January faces as much as a $500 million shortfall amid dwindling tax revenues and uncertain federal aid.
Nixon's economic development director outlined a plan to consolidate the state's 60 tax-credit programs into six broader initiatives. Those include redevelopment, low-income housing, and the financial and insurance industries.
The governor wants to cut Missouri's historic preservation tax credit by more than half.