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Missouri officials spar over job-creation tax breaks

Monday, January 9, 2012 | 3:06 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Some Republican lawmakers are at odds with members of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's administration over whether Missouri's job-creation tax breaks have been a success of failure.

During a House committee hearing Monday, figures showed a wide gap between the number of jobs anticipated and those actually created by businesses approved for aid under the Missouri Quality Jobs program.

Committee Chairman Rep. Jay Barnes and Rep. Mark Parkinson pressed officials from the Department of Economic Development to acknowledge projects that have not created any jobs are failures.

But Economic Development officials refused to characterize it that way. They stressed that businesses have several years to follow through on their job-creation targets, and said some companies that have hired no one could still do so.

 


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