JEFFERSON CITY— Gov. Jay Nixon has given a special commission two months to review Missouri's tax credits and recommend which can be eliminated or scaled back.
The 25-member Tax Credit Review Commission appointed by Nixon kicked off its work Wednesday in Jefferson City. It plans five regional meetings in coming months.
Nixon set a Thanksgiving deadline for the group to analyze which tax breaks create jobs, spur economic development and improve communities.
Missouri is projected to grant almost $500 million in tax credits this year, and Nixon projects a budget shortfall of more than $400 million next year.
Lawmakers placed caps on some tax credits in 2009. But they were unable to agree this year on further restrictions.
- Steve Stogel (co-chair), president of DFC Group, St. Louis
- Chuck Gross (co-chair), director of administration for St. Charles County
- State senators Matt Bartle, R-Lee’s Summit, Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Robin Wright-Jones, D-St. Louis
- State representatives Tim Flook, R-Liberty, and Sam Komo, D-House Springs
- Zack Boyers, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, St. Louis
- Mark Gardner, Gardner Capital, Springfield
- Luana Gifford, American Federation of Teachers, Jefferson City
- Bill Hall, Hallmark, Kansas City
- Dee Joyner, Commerce Bank, St. Louis
- David Kendrick, Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council
- Alan Marble, president of Crowder College, Neosho
- Troy Nash, Zimmer Real Estate Services, Kansas City
- Melissa Randol, Missouri School Boards Association, Jefferson City
- Tom Reeves, Pulaski Bank, St. Louis
- Penney Rector, Missouri Association of School Administrators, Jefferson City
- Russ Still, member of the State Board of Education from Columbia
- Craig Van Matre, member of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education from Columbia
- Ray Wagner, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, St. Louis
- Todd Weaver, Legacy Building Group, St. Louis
- Shannon Weber, Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity
- Mike Wood, Missouri State Teachers Association in Jefferson City
- David Zimmerman, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 36, St. Louis
Source: Governor’s office