Board Approves Full Tax Rate for Missouri History Museum

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — After months of fighting about an alleged sweetheart land deal involving taxpayer money, the Missouri History Museum is getting the full amount of taxpayer funding for the coming year.

The vote for full taxpayer funding by the Zoo Museum District Board was a disappointment to member Gloria Wessels, who wanted to hold back some of the taxpayer money to force reform and more spending oversight at the History Museum.

She wanted to see the funds reduced by $1.5 million.

But the majority sided with board member Thomas Campbell who said it’s time to end the public flogging of the history museum.

“This is the time to move forward to let this agreement and the participants in this agreement make it work.”

Meanwhile, a separate investigation into alleged criminal wrongdoing at the history museum by the Circuit Attorney is still ongoing.


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