Tax on a Haircut? Missouri Voters Weigh Sales Tax LimitsThe proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot is a backlash against efforts in numerous cash-hungry states that have considered extending sales taxes beyond goods to keep pace with the service-based economy.
St. Louis Blues Generate Millions for CityThe St. Louis Blues generate about $3 million a year in on-site sales tax money from tickets and concessions.
Dotson, Aldermen Still Search For Higher City Cop SalariesSt. Louis Aldermen and alderwomen have plans that include raising sales taxes or taxing 911 cell phone calls.
Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products Eliminated in IllinoisThe Republican's pen repealed the so-called ``tampon tax'' on items such as tampons and menstrual pads. It takes effect Jan. 1.
Illinois Lawmakers Pass Measure Eliminating Pink TaxThe Senate approved the proposal by a vote of 59-0 on Tuesday.
St. Charles Considers Sales Tax HikeThe move would raise the city's rate to 7.95 percent.
Missouri Supreme Court: No Tax Loophole for Doughnut HolesThe high court unanimously ruled Tuesday that the Krispy Kreme doughnut maker doesn't qualify for a lower sales tax typically applied to grocery stores.
St. Louis State Senator Reads From Rapper's Book in FilibusterThe Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax bill after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about rapper 50 Cent.
Lawmaker Proposes Funding Soccer Stadium With Sales TaxIt would go before St. Louis City and County voters. Raise up to $100 million.
Lawsuit Accuses St. Louis County of Sales Tax HoardingIn addition to St. Louis County, the suit also names County Executive Steve Stenger and County Director of the Department of Revenue Gregory Quinn as defendants.
Walgreens' Buy Out of Rite Aid Could Mean Lower Prices EverywhereRetail analyst Burt Flickinger says the deal puts additional pressure on the big stores to keep their drug prices low.
Illinois Opts Out of Back-to-School Sales Tax HolidayIllinois had its last summer sales tax holiday in 2010. It won't be among the nearly 20 states offering them this season.