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.
Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.
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.
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.
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.
Schmitt’s bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city’s budget can be financed by traffic fines.
“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.”
Illinois taxpayers will have a little extra cash next year.
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state’s two main electric utilities.
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.