Ferguson Settlement Could be in Jeopardy if Tax Hikes FailMayor James Knowles III said passage of both tax increases would wipe out about 80 percent of the city's $2.9 million deficit, but failure to pass them could mean layoffs of police and firefighters.
Edwardsville Schools Consider Property Tax HikeSuperintendent Lynda Andre says there are few options given declining property values, declining state revenue, and not much federal money to rely on.
St. Louis Public School District Wants Tax IncreaseThe St. Louis Public School District is getting ready to ask for its first property tax hike in 25 years.
Hiring More St. Louis Police Officers Could Still Be a Distant DreamAlderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that's still being paid today.
Creve Coeur City Officials Won't Back Transportation Tax IncreaseThe Creve Coeur City Council and Mayor Barry Glantz, while not telling people how to vote, think there's a better way to raise revenue for transportation projects than through a $.75 sales tax increase.
Democrats: Illinois Schools Could Face Major CutsThat threat is mentioned in a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats' campaign to preserve a tax hike and push to update the state's school funding formula.
Quinn: Extending Income Tax Hike is 'Tough Choice'Gov. Pat Quinn knows trying to make the state's temporary income tax increase permanent will be a "tough choice'' for Illinois lawmakers, but the issue could be even tougher for voters who'll decide if the Chicago Democrat gets another term.
Tax Increase To Fix Missouri Roads Might Be On November BallotA proposed constitutional amendment would put a one-cent sales tax on the November ballot.
School Districts Eye Tax Hikes, In Wake of Casino BreaksRiver City Casino is, by far, the Hancock School District's biggest taxpayer.
Metro East Republican Hopes to Sell Ill. Dems on Tax RepealRepeal bill filed as N.J. Gov plans trip to lure Ill businesses