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Tax incentives unresolved in Mo. Legislature

Missouri state Rep. John Diehl, R-Town and Country.
(St. Louis Public Radio)
Missouri state Rep. John Diehl, R-Town and Country.

A key lawmaker involved in negotiating an overhaul of Missouri's tax incentives says its prospects for passage appear "dismal" on the final day of the legislative session.

Republican House member John Diehl, of Town and Country, has been at the center of compromise attempts involving a bill that would curtail some of Missouri's existing tax credits. The bill also creates new credits intended to attract international trade, amateur sporting events and science and technology companies to

Diehl's dismal outlook is shared by some others. Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer says he also is not very optimistic of passage.

Missouri lawmakers are nearing a mandatory 6 p.m. Friday adjournment.