Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The records: State tax credit data
Why you'd want them: You can find out which businesses are receiving tax credits from the state. The data includes the name and industry of a recipient, as well as the type of credit issued and the amount it was issued for.
Where you get the records: Go to mapyourtaxes.mo.gov/MAP/TaxCredits/ and click "Tax Credit Accountability Report" on the right-hand side to download all of the available data. The site also lets you search for recipients by name, legislative district and tax credit category.
How much will it cost: The information is free.