China to St. Louis route scrapped for second week in a row, says report.
Senate leadership says a tax bill with no sunsets doesn’t stand a chance, but the House passed China hub anyway.
The long-debated China cargo hub bill, once named aerotropolis has become the “Missouri Export Act.”
The proposal is called Compete Missouri. It’s backed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and passed the Missouri Senate last week on a bipartisan vote.
“Right now we have a world economy that’s very competitive. Illinois can compete with anybody in the whole world.”
New version keeps incentives for export handlers but eliminates $300 million in tax credits earmarked for warehouses and manufacturing facilities built near the airport.
Revised plan will keep tax breaks for handling exports.
“Understanding that every dollar that we invest in this or any other economic incentive is a dollar that we’re not going to put in education or we’re not going to put in roads or we’re not going to put in bigger issues,”
Gary Huelsman of Catholic Social Services explains the Church’s position on no foster children for same-sex civil union couples…Ruth Ehresman of the Mo. Budget Project on state money moving from disabled/elderly to the St. Louis-China cargo hub…STL Cardinals Broadcaster Mike Shannon…SLSO President/CEO Fred Bronstein and Cellist Bjorn Ranheim on the 2011-2012 Symphony season…and, Sgt. Jason Grellner on high pseudoephredrine sales in Fenton, MO, where there is no prescription laws and methamphetamine epidemic is still rampant.
Rick Desloge and Norman Pressman talk about the upcoming bike ride to benefit cancer research and Siteman Cancer Center, Pedal the Cause…Ray Hartman and Patrick Ishmael state their case for and against Aerotropolis…Ron Kramer, inventor of the beer can cigarette lighter…and MoDot’s Chief Engineer Dave Nichols talks about possible funding for roads and job creation in Mo.