- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Crowell leads effort to cut low-income tax credits in Missouri (11/19/17)6
No holiday for sales tax
The Joplin Globe
Missouri's first foray into the arena of the sales-tax moratorium may prove less of an attraction for shoppers from across the state's borders or boost to the economy next year than originally hoped.
The reason is that many cities and counties are apparently declining the state's invitation to drop their sales-tax collections on selected school items during the designated weekend: Aug. 13-15, 2004. ...
The idea of the sales-tax holiday appeared to have struck a positive chord with the public. The state was inundated with calls only a few months ago from people who thought the tax plan was to be implemented in August of this year. ...
Missouri had the opportunity to cash in on the tax holiday. Maybe it still can. But clearly the fact that many counties and cities won't be participating could dampen the enthusiasm.