Opinion

Missouri Policymakers Sending Gas Tax Increase Prop to Nov. Ballot

/

By Kerry Smith, Editor – St. Louis Construction News & Review Magazine Despite a session wrought with issues related to the state’s former chief executive, Missouri legislators concluded the regular session with a measure asking for a 2.5-cent increase in Missouri’s portion of the motor fuels tax. Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Dan

More

Construction Industry Awaits Passage of Prevailing Wage Compromise

///

By Kerry Smith, Editor – St. Louis Construction News & Review Magazine The Missouri Senate and House have passed legislation to modify the state’s prevailing wage law. Unless vetoed by a sitting Missouri governor, HB 1729 will become law and take effect in August, changing and simplifying the way wages are calculated for public works

More

Missouri Legislators Reduce Cap on Historic Tax Credits for Developers

//

By KERRY SMITH, Editor, St. Louis Construction News & Review Magazine  The Missouri General Assembly ended May 18 with passage of legislation that reduces the state’s historic tax credit program’s annual cap, requires developers to go through more hoops and arguably opens the process up to some arbitrary judgment as to which projects receive these

More

Planning Firms to Redevelop Washington Avenue Garment District into ‘Modern Epicenter of the Creative Economy’

//

By KERRY SMITH, Editor, St. Louis Construction News & Review Magazine St. Louis’ Historic Garment District got a boost May 25 with city and nonprofit leaders announcing the next phase in this long-term, comprehensive redevelopment effort. The east-west stretch along Washington Avenue from 18th Street to Tucker Boulevard was once among the largest U.S. clothing

More