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Nixon expects Missouri tax credit review by Thanksgiving

By The Associated Press
September 8, 2010 | 11:21 a.m. CDT

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.


Who's on the commission

  • 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

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