Democratic US Senator Claire McCaskill is throwing her support behind the November ballot initiative that would raise the cigarette tax in Missouri. If approved, the initiative would increase the current cigarette tax from the lowest in the nation at 17 cents, to 90 cents.
RCGA: Economic impact of first-round playoffs $5.2 million
The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association says the economic impact of the Cardinals in the first-round playoffs approaches $5.2 million per game, based on the typical game drawing a capacity crowd.
The association says that if the Cardinals played all possible games through the World Series, the impact would approach that of having the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis at more than $56 million.