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Nixon calls special legislative session for Sept. 6

Monday, August 22, 2011 | 5:12 p.m. CDT; updated 5:32 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 22, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon has called a special legislative session to begin Sept. 6 with an agenda topped by new incentives for some businesses.

Nixon issued the special session proclamation late Monday afternoon. He set an agenda that calls for lawmakers to consider new tax incentives to attract international cargo shippers to the St. Louis airport.

The agenda also includes new tax breaks for science and technology companies, computerized data centers, amateur sporting events and certain businesses that opt to stay in Missouri instead of leaving for another state.

Other items on the agenda include local control for the St. Louis police department, a change in Missouri's presidential primary date and a one-time amnesty period for penalties and interest on the payment of overdue taxes.

 


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