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Popular Mo. historic tax credit faces budget ax

The Kinloch Building in St. Louis, originally built by the Kinloch Telephone Company. The building on the site now is the Farm and Home building at 1001 Locust St.
(U.S. Dept. of the Interior/National Register of Historic Places)
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http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/nps-nr/08001025.pdf
The Kinloch Building in St. Louis, originally built by the Kinloch Telephone Company. The building on the site now is the Farm and Home building at 1001 Locust St.

As today marks the beginning of this year's special session in the Missouri legislature, this story from our own Adam Allington, which aired on Marketplace yesterdayis especially pertinent.

So far, 2011 has turned out to be a very tough budget year for states -- even by the standards of the last few years. The combination of a soft economy and the end of federal stimulus programs has left states with no choice but to cut back on some key services.

In Missouri, lawmakers are weighing cuts to a program that provides tax credits to refurbish historic buildings. Some are concerned that ending those credits will lead to even more job cuts.