This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon Wednesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.
St. Louis has the highest sales tax rates in the state of Missouri. Some parts of the city see rates as high as 11.679%. But the revenue doesn’t all go to the government. The areas with the highest tax rates may be as small as a few blocks — with extra taxes incurred by special taxing districts that operate largely without oversight from City Hall.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway took on the city’s poor oversight of these districts in an audit last month. She also criticized the city for the lack of a comprehensive economic development plan to govern their formation.
She’ll join us on Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air to explain what she learned, how the city responded to her findings and what comes next in her ongoing comprehensive audit of city operations. And, yes, she’ll also discuss her run for governor.
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