Thousands of low-income parents would see their state child-care subsidies reduced under a budget plan passed by a Missouri Senate committee.
The plan approved Tuesday would reduce monthly child-care subsidies for about 6,600 children while extending benefits to an estimated 570 children whose parents currently earn too much to qualify.
The Missouri House has passed the Aerotropolis bill, which is designed to turn Lambert Airport in St. Louis into a global air freight hub.
The bill would provide around $480 million in tax incentives, which companies could use to build cargo facilities near Lambert Airport.
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