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New renderings of proposed St. Louis NFL stadium (Credit: HOK)

Tax Money Already Being Spent on Proposed Stadium

It’s all just a plan so far, however, the money already spent toward getting a new NFL stadium on the St. Louis riverfront is adding up.

04/30/2015

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Swyers Resigns from Monarch Fire Protection Board

Steve Swyers says when Board President Robin Harris spent $20,000 in taxpayer money on a newsletter that promoted his accomplishments right before the election, that was the last straw.

04/21/2015

Courtesy of HOK.

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

St. Louis Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia. Photo: KMOX

Sixth Ward Residents Vote on Participatory Budgeting Projects

If you could directly decide how to spend your tax dollars, what would you choose?

04/17/2014

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Capitol Perspectives: A Different Perspective on Lobbyists

Secretary of State Jason Kander had an interesting observation when he announced his proposal to restrict special interest money in government and politics. “It’s easy for politicians to vilify lobbyists,” he said.

01/23/2014

Gov. Nixon with Jim McNerney, the Chairman, President & CEO of Boeing

Capitol Perspectives: How Can They Say No?

That question is at the center of the Missouri legislature’s decision to offer up to $1.7 billion in state tax dollars to entice Boeing to expand in Missouri.

12/16/2013

Rams 1, Getty Images, photo by Michael Zagaris

Rams-CVC Proposal Kept Under Wraps

“Certain confidentiality is afforded to the elected leadership in order that they can conduct business in an appropriate and business like setting.”

05/03/2012

trash litter

Roadside Litter Costing You Money

The price tag for cleaning up the cans, bottles, fast food wrapped and boxes along with other assorted litter is costing the state about five-million dollars a year.

04/09/2012