by Michael R. Allen
Yesterday’s issue of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune carried a commentary by State Senator Tom Bakk. Bakk’s commentary focused on ways to get Minnesotans back to work. Among his ideas is a state historic rehabilitation tax credit.
Writes Senator Bakk:
A historic building rehabilitation tax credit would create jobs immediately, spur economic development in our communities and help develop affordable housing — not to mention preserve some of our state’s most beautiful heritage.
Missouri legislators should be pleased that a state often cited as more progressive than us wants to emulate one of our economic development incentives.