Parson splits with Greitens on sports complex tax credits

8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, March 21 2018 Mar 21, 2018 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:00:48 AM CDT March 21, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says he can't support tax credits for a proposed ice rink complex in suburban St. Louis, even though Gov. Eric Greitens supports the plan.

Parson was the only member of state board to vote Tuesday against issuing $2 million in tax credits to help finance a $78.5 million rink and a St. Louis Blues practice facility in Maryland Heights.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Parson said a sports complex should get state tax credits while the administration is refusing to issue tax credits for low-income housing that would help senior citizens and veterans.

The Missouri Housing Development Commission voted in December to end the use of tax dollars for low-income housing.

Three other members of Greitens' cabinet voted Tuesday in favor of the tax credits.

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