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.
If you could directly decide how to spend your tax dollars, what would you choose?
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.
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.
“Certain confidentiality is afforded to the elected leadership in order that they can conduct business in an appropriate and business like setting.”
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.