McKee supporters U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, and Mayor Francis Slay say it’s time to give McKee his $400 million city tax break.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, an Illinois House committee will hold a hearing about offering ADM a ten percent break on utility taxes for three decades as well as an income tax credit.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that in St. Louis a family of four earning $50,000 would pay $32 each month for the lowest premium coverage plan.
“As far as we’re concerned, if they come to St. Louis, whether it’s the city or county, we’re all going to benefit,” the mayor said.
Two days after city judges rejected a proposal to create a special gun court in St. Louis, Missouri’s attorney general and the city’s police chief reiterated their support for the new approach at an urban crime summit at St. Louis University.
“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”
On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.
Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.
At 588 feet tall, One AT&T is downtown’s third-largest structure behind the Gateway Arch and the Metropolitan Square building.
Judge Jack Garvey wants to add court divisions dedicated to armed robberies and cases involving the unlawful use of weapons. Circuit judges are expected to vote September 16.