St. Louis Business Tax May Return to Ballot

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Wednesday, April 12 2006 Apr 12, 2006 Wednesday, April 12, 2006 7:26:02 PM CDT April 12, 2006 in News
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AP-MO--St. Louis-Tax,0116 Tax increase for St. Louis businesses likely to return to ballot ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A proposed tax increase on business licenses failed by nearly ten percent of the vote last week in St. Louis, but city leaders will try again to get it passed. The new fees would have raised at least three (m) million dollars for a city that faces at least a ten-(m) million-dollar deficit next fiscal year. Alderman Steve Conway says the business license fees haven't been changed since 1988. He heads a committee that's been looking for ways to raise more money for the city. He says that panel will probably have a say on whether the question goes back on the August or November ballot. (KWMU, Tom Weber) (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-04-12-06 0958EDT

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