Alderwomen Pushed for Payroll Tax Over Sales Tax IncreaseA plan to fund public safety with a payroll tax instead of a sales tax comes before aldermen.
State Auditor Calls for Tax ReportsSome special taxing districts across the state still haven't revealed how much they spent last year, or where their money is coming from.
County Police Get a Raise, City Calls for ReinforcementsA 30 percent raise for St. Louis County patrol officers, but there's no pay raise in sight for St. Louis City officers.
CWE High Rise Development Likely to Receive More Tax BreaksThe city's Land Clearance and Redevelopment Authority voted to allow the developers of "100" on Kingshighway to purchase construction materials free of sales tax.
New Plans for St. Louis Police FundingA new plan is on the table this week to get more money for St. Louis police, as droves of officers are applying for jobs elsewhere.
Fairview Heights Sales Tax Bouncing BackWith Michael Kors and Payless ShowSource closing stores, Mike Malloy, the head of economic development for the city of Fairview Heights, Illinois says their retail market is still thriving.
Amazon Hiring, Hinting at Future Plans in St. LouisAmazon has posted a job listing for an operations manager in St. Louis, with a description that hints at more jobs to come.
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill on Sales Tax for St. Louis ZooThe measure also would allow the zoo to charge admission for new facilities for people who live in counties that don't adopt a zoo tax.
Mo. House Gives Initial Approval to Zoo TaxThe Missouri House approved a framework for St. Louis City and County to propose sales tax increases for the zoo.
Prop 1 Unpopular with Some Business OwnersSt. Louis City voters approved Prop 1 sales tax to start funding the city's portion of a north-south Metrolink line, but some business owners aren't happy.
County Mayors Divided on Prop PSt. Louis County's mayors don't agree on Proposition P, the half-cent sales tax increase to fund public safety.
St. Clair County Proposes Sales Tax for Public SafetyA quarter of the money raised annually would go to local public safety departments within Saint Clair County to spend on their needs.