More than a decade later, Metro officials will probably get the sales tax increase they asked St. Louis City residents to approve in 1997.
Back then, the bill included wording that states the city sales tax hike would not go into effect until county voters approved a similar increase. The bill will raise the sales tax in St. Louis by one-quarter percent. Currently, the sales tax is 8.24 percent.
St. Louis Board of Alderman will take public comment on the bill on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in the Ways and Means Committee.
At the earliest, the bill could reach Mayor Francis Slay’s desk late next week.
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