Jake Zimmerman

Politically Speaking
10:14 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Politically Speaking: Sen. Sifton On His Attorney General Run — And Fallout From Veto Session Clash

Credit Rebecca Smith, St. Louis Public Radio

This week, the Politically Speaking trio welcomes back state Sen. Scott Sifton. The Affton Democrat won election to the Missouri Senate in 2012 in a hard-fought race against then-Sen. Jim Lembke, R-Lemay. 

Most recently, Sifton, an attorney with Husch Blackwell, made waves in the Missouri Senate with his filibuster during the fall veto session of legislation mandating a 72-hour waiting period for abortions. He’s also been part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling for curbs on meals, travel and entertainment paid by lobbyists.

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Settlement Reached
8:31 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

High-End Retirement Home Agrees To Pay Taxes On Most Of Its Property

Jake Zimmerman is St. Louis County Assessor.
Credit (Courtesy Zimmerman Campaign)

The tax status of a high-end retirement home in Kirkwood is no longer in limbo. St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman announced Friday that he has reached a settlement with Ashfield Active Living & Wellness Communities, which owns Aberdeen Heights.

The assessor’s office and the retirement home operator have agreed that 78.8 percent of Aberdeen Heights will be taxed—netting about $1 million a year for schools, fire departments and public works.

Zimmerman said $700,000 to $800,000 of that will go to schools.

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2014 General Election
10:56 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor, Assessor Appear To Have Re-Elections Locked Up

Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

St. Louis County residents might not know it, but two other countywide offices besides county executive are on the Nov. 4 ballot.

There’s been virtually no campaigning for St. Louis County prosecutor or for assessor.

Certainly county Prosecutor Bob McCulloch has been in the news a lot lately, but it’s not because he’s seeking a seventh term in the job he’s held since 1991.

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On the Trail
8:24 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

As Dooley and Stenger Duke It Out, Zimmerman Seeks Quieter Re-Election Bid

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman is running for his first full term as St. Louis County assessor, a bid likely to be overshadowed by a contentious Democratic primary for county executive.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

In some strange, alternate universe, St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman would be running for a third term on the St. Louis County Council. 

Back in the mid-2000s, the Olivette Democrat seemed to be on a collision course with Barbara Fraser, a fellow Democrat, for the 5th District council seat. But the two agreed on a deal: Fraser would run for county council while Zimmerman would run for Fraser's spot in the Missouri House.

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Business
6:46 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

County Assessor To Review Property Tax Exemptions Of Non-Profit Groups

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman.
St. Louis County Assessor's Office

The St. Louis County Assessor’s Office will undertake a review of all tax-exempt properties in the county to confirm their owners still qualify for the tax break.

Exemptions have been granted to thousands of non-profit groups because their properties are used for charitable, religious or educational purposes, but some of them no longer qualify, said County Assessor Jake Zimmerman.

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River City value
3:08 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Pinnacle, St. Louis County Settle On Value Of River City Casino

St. Louis County and Pinnacle Entertainment, which owns the River City Casino, have reached a settlement on how much the casino in Lemay is worth.
via Wikimedia Commoms/RamblingGambler

St. Louis County and Pinnacle Entertainment have settled a dispute over how much the River City Casino in south St. Louis County has been worth for the past three years.

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Senior Citizen Tax Relief
3:13 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Local lawmakers push tax relief bills for struggling seniors

Inice Walker (at right) struggles to pay rising property taxes on her home in St. Louis County. State Rep. Scott Sifton (at left) is sponsoring a bill to help seniors stay in their homes.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Tax Day can be a tough time for anyone, but it’s especially hard for seniors facing rising personal property taxes on a fixed income. That’s according to some local lawmakers who are asking the state to give seniors a break.

State Representatives Jill Shupp and Scott Sifton are pushing two bills in Missouri’s legislature to help seniors:

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Special Elections
11:42 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Special elections occurring for 4 Mo. House seats in St. Louis, Kansas City areas

The typical badge of a vote cast, the "I Voted" sticker.
(via Flickr/ Daniel Morrison)

Voters in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas are choosing four new representatives to the Missouri House to take over for lawmakers who moved to different jobs.

The special elections are being held Tuesday.

Three people are vying to replace Republican Rep. Sally Faith, who resigned after being elected mayor of St. Charles in April.

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Casino Value
5:17 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Board reverses decision on assessed value of River City Casino

River City Casino.
(via Wikimedia Commons/RamblingGambler)

Updated at 5:20pm with comments from hearing, more details.

The board that hears appeals from St. Louis County taxpayers on the value of their home or business has reversed  its decision to reduce the value of River City Casino in Lemay.

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St. Louis County Assessor
5:15 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Zimmerman sworn in as St. Louis County Assessor

Jake Zimmerman was sworn into office today as St. Louis County's Assessor.
(Courtesy Zimmerman Campaign)

For the first time in more than 50 years, St. Louis County has an elected assessor - not one appointed by the county executive.

Jake Zimmerman was sworn into office today following his election on April 5. Zimmerman says his priority is to build an accountable office that listens to the county's taxpayers.