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The short answer? Nowhere.

Posted on Sun, Nov. 21, 2010 10:15 PM

The Star’s editorial | KC lags St. Louis on earnings-tax battle

….Twenty days later, Kansas City has no campaign committee, no stockpile of funds and no collaborative bid in place to explain to voters all of the good reasons to renew the tax….

Meanwhile, in St. Louis at Citizens for a Stronger St. Louis:

Loss of Earnings Tax Would Be Catastrophic for St. Louis

Without the revenue from the earnings tax, the city would be forced to make massive cuts to public safety services, including to fire and police services.

These cuts would lead to a lost of businesses and population, which in turn would cost the City tens of millions of dollars more in revenue.

A 10% drop in the City’s businesses and population alone would cost St. Louis $31 million. Combined with the lost earnings tax, the City would lose 47% of its current general fund budget.

The results of losing 47% of the City’s discretionary funding “would be so disastrous that they would result in the City’s ruin.”

More than 2,000 jobs in the City would be lost. Source: State Auditor’s Fiscal Note [pdf]

This past week at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

A101422 CITIZENS FOR A STRONGER ST LOUIS [pdf] 11/24/2010

Husch Blackwell

190 Carondelet Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63105

11/23/2010

$10,000.00

[emphasis added]

Previously:

St. Louis leads the fundraising way on the April 2011 earnings tax vote (November 16, 2010)

Any bets that the Royals follow through for Kansas City? (November 13, 2010)