Archive | March, 2015

for the week ending March 20,2015

Data Center Bill Approved as Legislature Reaches Mid-Point: Just prior to adjournment today, state lawmakers gave final approval to legislation granting sales tax incentives for the creation and expansion of data storage centers. Passage of the measure, SB 149 , comes six years after the plan was first introduced as a way to stimulate both […]

for the week ending March 13,2015

Spring Seminar Returns to St. Louis: The 2015 edition of the MTIA Business Strategy Seminar returns to the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark April 27 & 28. We’ll plan to gather Monday evening at Busch Stadium for a group reception and dinner in the Bank of America Club prior to a 7:15 p.m. match-up […]

for the week ending March 6, 2015

Senate Panel Reviews Tax Change: The Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday reviewed legislation that could lower the personal property taxes paid by ILECs and CLECs in Missouri. The bill, SB 305, would allow the tangible personal property of telecom carriers to be assessed locally, rather than by the Missouri State Tax Commission, using a straight-line depreciation […]

for the week ending February 27, 2015

House Committee Reviews, Approves Industry Bills: The House Telecommunications Committee Wednesday reviewed legislation that would reimburse telecommunications carriers when required to relocate facilities from the public right-of-way in certain circumstances. The plan would provide that local governments cover all the costs of moving infrastructure that had been in place three years or less. A fifty […]