Jefferson City State Representative Dave Griffith says he’s just as ready as anybody to see the plastic wrap come down from the State Capitol. But he says on-going work is going to be needed to take care of the Capitol, the Supreme Court Building, the Governor’s mansion, the old federal court house and the highway department building. That’s why he sponsors legislation that would give a tax credit to anybody who gives to a fund to take care the historic downtown buildings. To some…”tax credits” are dirty words…but Griffith says his idea is different.
Griffith says he's tried to structure the tax credit to make it more pallaitable to tax credit opponents. He says most representatives back the idea.
Griffith’s bill passed a house committee this week and is headed for the House floor for debate.