Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

Online pharmacy:fesmag.com/tem

Have you a sex problem? Please visit our site:fesmag.com/medic

 
 
 

   Some metro-east pastors are upset with the City of East St. Louis for levying what they call a tax on churches.  

   On January 1st, the city imposed a $100 registration fee on churches and nonprofits.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the annual fee is supposed to offset the city's cost of doing fire and safety inspections.  

   Local pastors spoke out against the fee at Thursday's City Council meeting.  Many blamed Mayor Alvin Parks, who defends the fee.  The city council considered the pastors argument and pushed back the fee deadline from June 30th to September 30th.  

   Houses of worship have generally been exempt from taxes since a 1970 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the issue.  Civic fees charged against houses of worship have been struck down as "church taxes" in the past. 

Published in Local News

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next

Boone County Hires Lawyers In Ryan Ferguson Civil Right…

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A central Missouri county has hired four attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder convic...

Jumping Jacks May Become Official State Exercise

 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are considering official designation for the jumping jack.    A bill is proposing to make the jumping jack ...

St. Charles Officer On Leave After Deadly Shooting

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A man is dead after he was shot by police in St. Charles. St. Charles police went to a home Wednesday night after neighbors complained the man was th...

Pine Lawn Drug Bust Nets Pot-Filled Cookies and Candy

St. Louis, MO  --  Two suspects are jailed in Pine Lawn after a routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust.     Fox2 News reports that a man and a ...

LITTLE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO BOMBING A YEAR LATER

LITTLE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO BOMBING A YEAR LATER

BOSTON (AP) -- A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a ...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved