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A state-run board has signed off on using tax credits to help cover the cost of renovating a museum on the grounds of the Gateway Arch.

The Missouri Development Finance Board voted via conference call Tuesday for up to $15 million in incentives, which would be used to cover half the cost of private donations that total around $30 million. Those donations and the incentives would go toward renovating the Museum of Westward Expansion beneath the Gateway Arch. 

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Missouri officials are considering whether to grant up to $15 million of tax credits to help finance the redevelopment of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

The tax credits would be used to leverage private contributions for the renovation and expansion of a museum at the Arch.

The Missouri Development Finance Board is to consider the tax credits Tuesday.

Mo. National Park sites reopen after shutdown

Oct 18, 2013
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Visitors to Missouri can once again go up in the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and pitch tents at federally-run campsites, now that the government shutdown has ended. 

A spokesman for Governor Jay Nixon said his office is continuing to explore options on how to reopen the Gateway Arch and other National Park Service sites in Missouri.

Nixon’s press secretary, Scott Holste, said in an emailed statement that the Governor’s office has been working with the U-S Department of the Interior on finding the best way to reopen National Park properties.

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Missouri has joined a growing list of states looking to reopen national parks within their borders as the federal government shutdown continues.  

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Baseball fans arriving in St. Louis for the start of the playoffs this week can scratch off one potential side visit — the Gateway Arch.

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The $380 million project to upgrade the grounds of the Gateway Arch is officially underway after two members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet helped break ground for the project on Friday.