No China Cargo Flight MondayChina to St. Louis route scrapped for second week in a row, says report.
China Hub Bill Still Alive, But Barely Senate leadership says a tax bill with no sunsets doesn't stand a chance, but the House passed China hub anyway.
Name Change for China Hub BillThe long-debated China cargo hub bill, once named aerotropolis has become the "Missouri Export Act."
Analysis: Mo. Proposal Revamps Business IncentivesThe proposal is called Compete Missouri. It's backed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and passed the Missouri Senate last week on a bipartisan vote.
Big Illinois Delegation Headed to China“Right now we have a world economy that’s very competitive. Illinois can compete with anybody in the whole world."
Mo. Senate Backs Scaled Back China Hub IncentivesNew version keeps incentives for export handlers but eliminates $300 million in tax credits earmarked for warehouses and manufacturing facilities built near the airport.
UPDATE: Mo House May try to Re-insert $300 Million Senate Cut from China HubRevised plan will keep tax breaks for handling exports.
China Hub Under Political Microscope"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,"
Charlie Brennan - Wednesday, September 7thGary 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.
Charlie Brennan: Tuesday, September 6thRick 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.
China Cargo Flights To Begin SoonFirst flight scheduled for September 23
Charlie Brennan - Thursday, September 1stSTL Cardinals President Bill DeWitt, III,announces the Like Mike campaign...Peter Maer, CBS correspondent, discusses whether Pres. Obama was "disrespected" when asked by Speaker Boehner to move his speech date...Another face-off on Aerotropolis...and a Webster Univ. grad student sues over his dismissal from a Master's degree program in family counseling after it was determined he "lacked empathy".