Last week, Civic Progress Action Committee, a limited fund left over from the organization of top CEOs, pitched in $20,000 to bring its total donations to $40,000.
The campaign’s largest donor is Andrew Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, who contributed $100,000, commission reports show.
Other top donors to the campaign include the Carpenters union ($30,000), Mercy ($25,000), Cigna ($25,000), Schnuck Markets ($20,000) and the Regional Business Council ($20,000).
Washington University and St. Louis University each donated $25,000.
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The community college’s tax rate was last increased in 1984 and stands as the lowest of Missouri’s 12 community college tax districts. If the measure passes, St. Louis Community College will have the fifth-lowest tax rate in the state.
The tax hike proposal comes amid a steady decline in students attending the community college. Enrollment in fall 2020 fell to 15,206 students, down by more than one-third from 2013 when more than 24,000 students took classes full or part time.
St. Louis County government watchdog Tom Sullivan said he filed a complaint with the Missouri Secretary of State over what he calls election violations, including campaign expenditures by the community college.
The community college spent about $1,000 for Proposition R “cards” delivered to Pittman, according to receipts obtained by Sullivan through a public records request. The cards were informational only and passed out at meetings, according to a college spokeswoman.
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