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Citizens protest proposed tax credits for Clayton's Centene project without vote

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The Clayton Board of Alderman has approved a development plan for Centene's big expansion in the St. Louis County town (Credit: KMOV). The Clayton Board of Alderman has approved a development plan for Centene's big expansion in the St. Louis County town (Credit: KMOV).

CLAYTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Tonight Clayton aldermen plan to talk about tax breaks for the newly-approved but controversial Centene project.

The agreement on the table would save the company more than $70 million over the next 20 years.

Tonight, a group which calls itself We Want A Vote is going to voice its opposition towards the agreement.  

They claim that there should be a public vote before the city hands out millions of dollars in tax credits.

“Just let the public vote. They vote on who's going to be alderman. They vote on who's going to be the mayor. They're taxpayers. This is their money,” said member of We Want A Vote Fred Berger. “This is government of the people, for the people, by the people."

The project calls for a 34-story tower in downtown Clayton, as well as apartments and retail space.

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