Category: Finance

Treasurer Schmitt talks tax reform on Fox Business Network

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Company Wednesday morning to talk about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, just hours before the President landed for his second visit to the Show-Me State. Schmitt spoke about the reform bills, saying he hoped U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill would vote for the tax cut but said that Missourians are “prepared to be disappointed.” Schmitt spoke about the tax cuts […]

RELEASE: New numbers show Missouri well below national average on pay gap

WASHINGTON — Missouri women now make an average of 79.4 percent of the weekly earnings of their male counterparts per new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. BLS Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that the 2016 women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri rose 2.1 percentage points from the previous year. Nationwide, women earned $749 per week or 81.9 percent of the $915 median for men. The women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri reached a […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edward Jones has been named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents, ranked by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine.  The firm ranked No. 6 on the list of 50 companies. This accolade was based on more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations nationwide. It considered 50-plus factors that contribute to team members’ success, with a strong emphasis on the well-being of co-workers raising children. “Creating a […]

Clayton-based RubinBrown expands in Midwest following merger

RubinBrown LLP, one of St. Louis’ largest accounting firms, headquartered in downtown Clayton, is expanding north following a merger with the FLS Group. Five partners and 40 staff members from Chicago-based FLS will be joining RubinBrown as of Dec. 1, according to a statement released Wednesday. The merger allows RubinBrown, located at 1 N Brentwood Blvd, to grow nationally in the real estate industry by giving it a larger presence in the Midwest, specifically Illinois. […]

Developers scale back luxury Shaw Park Apartments plan

Developers of the planned luxury Shaw Park Apartments are scaling back their original structure, according to the latest architectural plans filed with the city of Clayton. Initial plans of the $70 million project included a 24-story, 264-unit high-rise that would also have a 373-space parking garage and 7,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floors. Under the new plan, filed to the city Monday, the lot would be scaled back slightly to a […]

Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosts 13th annual Best of Clayton

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosted its 13th annual Best of Clayton business and networking expo Monday, with more than 40 businesses and organizations participating. Local businesses from Clayton and the surrounding area set up booths to promote and advertise their services to local residents and other businesses. “Best of Clayton showcases the best businesses here in Clayton and members of the Chamber,” Clayton Chamber of Commerce executive director Ellen Gale said. “You don’t have […]

State Releases October 2017 General Revenue Report

JEFFERSON CITY – State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that October 2017 net general revenue collections increased 8.9 percent compared to October 2016, from $585.1 million last year to $637.3 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 3.8 percent for the year, from $2.06 billion last year to $2.13 billion this year. Increased 7.9 percent for the month. Sales and use tax collections Decreased 0.6 percent for the […]

One 2nd District Democrat has significant fundraising lead over other challengers

The race for the 2nd District Congressional seat is heating up as one Democrat candidate has raised serious campaign money in a bid to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner. According to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website, Cort VanOstran, a Clayton resident, now has $182,395 cash on hand to spend towards defeating Wagner, which is more than $100,000 over any other Democratic challenger. Wagner’s 2nd District, which was once a largely ignored district for […]

RELEASE: Missouri submits proposal to win Amazon headquarters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The State of Missouri announced its proposal Thursday to support Kansas City and St. Louis in their efforts to win the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters. “Amazon is a company full of people who turn big ideas into reality,” Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said. “My team fully and equally supported the proposals submitted by our major metropolitan areas, Kansas City and St. Louis. We challenge Amazon to envision what it could […]

Legislation that sheds more light on how STL County spends Prop P funds passes

The St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed a bill that would clear up how Proposition P money would be used. Councilman Mark Harder said the bill is designed to answer St. Louis County resident’s questions on where Prop P is going and to add transparency to the process. “It’s very important from a transparency standpoint. We’ve had many calls and people at our meetings asking how the Prop P money will be spent and we want […]