Leaders in the House and Senate say an agreement been reached on jobs legislation. As they announced the deal in a three city tour today, the Governor’s office said he will call a special session to work on a bill.
Senate Economic Development Committee Chairman Eric Schmitt will sponsor the agreed to bill. He says a key component is the Aerotropolis authorization for the City of St. Louis. Lawmakers say it will create more than 20,000 jobs by turning Lambert International Airport into an international trade hub for Missouri and the Midwest.
He says the bill is also comprehensive in dealing with tax credits. It places caps and sunsets on all state tax credits and repeals three.
The bill includes the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, incentives to lure data centers to the state, new jobs training programs, an Amateur Sports Event Attraction Tax Credit and assistance to help Kansas City retain jobs that have moved out of state.
Not included is language regarding Ameren. Many lawmakers want a special session to include legislation to allow an early site permit for a second nuclear power plant in Callaway County.
Governor Nixon’s office says he will lay out more details on a special session and what he wants to see in a jobs package tomorrow in St. Louis and Kansas City.