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Chesterfield Aims to Shake Up County Sales Tax Structure

When you buy something in a St. Louis County city, the sales taxes either go straight to that city or to a pool that all cities in the county share. Chesterfield, at its founding, decided to be a pool city – a decision it now regrets.

03/26/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

More Police Officers and a ‘No Violence Alliance’ – What’s the Status?

Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.

03/24/2015

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Are There Too Many Towns in St. Louis County Propped Up By Over-Ticketing?

Police departments in existence to write tickets that keep towns afloat – former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says there are too many of them in the St. Louis area, and their days may be numbered.

03/16/2015

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How Can Illinois Pay for Roads?

It’s time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program, says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and he says though it’s needed, it won’t be easy to accomplish.

03/16/2015

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Mo. Lawmakers Hear Input on New NFL Stadium in St. Louis

Missouri economic development officials on Monday told a House panel that building a new football stadium in St. Louis could bring nearly $300 million in net sales tax revenues to the state over the next 30 years.

03/09/2015

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Mo. Senate Votes to Cut Down How Much Cities Can Fund Budgets from Traffic Fines

Schmitt’s bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city’s budget can be financed by traffic fines.

02/11/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”

02/04/2015

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Tax Drop to Put More Money in Illinois Paychecks

Illinois taxpayers will have a little extra cash next year.

12/29/2014

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Ameren, ComEd Get OK to Raise Rates in Illinois

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state’s two main electric utilities.

12/12/2014

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State Sen. Wants to End Cities Deriving Too Much Revenue from Traffic Fines

Sen. Schmitt has submitted legislation that would allow only 10 percent of a city’s budget to be derived from traffic fines. The law currently allows 30 percent.

12/04/2014

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