tax credits

Brownfield Tax Credits
5:29 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Schweich Gives Low Marks To State Brownfield Tax Credits

A new audit says Missouri’s Department of Economic Development did not provide proper oversight to state tax credits designed to help developers clean up contaminated property.

In the report released Thursday, State Auditor Tom Schweich gave the Missouri Brownfield Tax Credit program his lowest rating possible. The program awarded more than $185 million in credits between 2000 and 2013.

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Tax Cuts/Tax Credits
11:39 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Tax Cut Bill Changes Focus To Tax Credit Reform, Sparks GOP Fight

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A proposed tax cut that conformed to conditions laid out by Gov. Jay Nixon was radically altered Monday in an effort to move the overall proposal forward.

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Tax Credits
8:59 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Missouri House Passes 'Angel Investment' Tax Credit

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed legislation to create tax incentives to lure wealthy high-tech investors to the Show-Me State.

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Politics & Issues
5:35 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Tax Cut Proposal Passes Mo. House Committee; Testimony Heard On Tax Credit Package

The Mo. House Ways and Means Committee, shortly before passing HB1253 by a 9-6 vote.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Tax cuts and tax credits were the center of attention at hearings conducted by two Missouri House committees Tuesday night.

First, the House Ways and Means Committee approved this year’s attempt to cut taxes.  House Bill 1253, or the Broad-Based Tax Relief Act of 2014, would tie the state’s income tax rate for business owners to economic growth, dropping the tax rate by 10 percent each year if certain conditions are met, with the ultimate goal of cutting taxes by 50 percent. 

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2013 Mo. Legislative Session
3:40 am
Sat May 18, 2013

Curtain Falls On Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session

Mo. House members celebrate the end of the 2013 session by tossing paper in the air, which has become an annual tradition.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri's legislative session has ended, with several issues resolved and several more that came up just short.  St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at the final day, and at what happens now:

A few that didn't make it, and a few that did

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Tax credits
1:15 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Tax Credits Die Again In Missouri Senate

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri senators have given up their attempt to pass an overhaul of some of the state's tax credit programs for businesses and developers.


Supporters of the bill set it aside Friday after Republican Sen. Brad Lager, of Savannah, spoke against it for an hour in a filibuster that could have otherwise continued until the session's mandatory end at 6 p.m.


The legislation would have created tax incentives for international air cargo exports, computer data centers and investors in startup technology companies.

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Tax credits
5:36 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Nixon Vetoes Bill That Would Eliminate Tax Break For Elderly Renters

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D).
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon (D) has vetoed legislation that would eliminate a tax credit for elderly Missourians who rent their homes.

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Missouri Legislative Session
6:31 am
Mon May 13, 2013

With 1 Week Left, What Remains For Missouri's 2013 Legislative Session?

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The final week of Missouri's regular legislative session has arrived.  The Republican-led General Assembly and Democratic Governor Jay Nixon are pushing to get several things accomplished before Friday.  St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin tells us that the session, so far, has been one highlighted by partisanship and controversy.

Nixon vs. lawmakers, tax credit reform

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Benevolent tax credits
6:27 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Mo. Gen. Assembly Sends Benevolent Tax Credits Bill To Gov. Nixon

A rack of US Department of Agriculture bonus commodities is empty at the Saint Louis Area Food Bank’s warehouse in Earth City.
(Tim Lloyd for St. Louis Public Radio)

Two sets of tax credits were passed by Missouri lawmakers Wednesday and sent to Governor Jay Nixon (D).

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Tax credits
7:24 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Mo. House Speaker Casts Doubt on Senate's Tax Credit Bill

Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka).
Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

The Missouri Senate today passed a wide-ranging tax credit bill that drastically lowers the caps on Historic Preservation and Low Income Housing programs.


Senate Bill 120 would cap Historic Preservation incentives at $50 million a year, instead of the current $140 million, and Low Income Housing incentives would be capped at $55 million a year, instead of the current $190 million.  That bill is now in the hands of the Missouri House, where Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has indicated that he and other House leaders don’t like the drastic cuts.

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