Gov. Jay Nixon called Wednesday for another tuition freeze at Missouri’s public universities while also proposing to boost state funding for the schools.
“The levy increase would generate $55,000 more in revenue. It was not clear at all to us what that revenue would go towards”
She says a Nixon staffer told members of the Missouri Housing Development Commission to put a hold on low-income tax credits.
The council did not approve Bob Baer to the board, claiming his ties to the county executive raise flags.
After several heated debates, the Bonne Terre City Council voted Monday night to not lift the city’s ban on chickens.
Lawmakers approved the incentive package during a one-week special session last week. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate by a vote of 23-8 and the House by a vote of 127-20.
Trustee Chris Guy voted against the same proposal two weeks ago because, in his words, the township doesn’t need the money.
Last year, the city approved $58,000 for White Buffalo Inc. to kill 125 deer but will be spending less this year, $40,000.
The package not only supports statewide tax incentives approved Friday, totaling $1.7 billion, but also pledges another $1.8 billion.
Without that change, Jay Nixon might not have had a chance at what could be one of his greatest governmental achievements — attracting Boeing to make one the biggest industrial investments in Missouri history.