Senate plans debate over tax incentives for businesses

The Missouri Senate is planning to debate on Tuesday about tax breaks to spur international trade at the St. Louis Airport.Senate Republicans are planning to scale back a plan offering tax breaks. The legislation would overhaul the state's tax incentive program for businesses.Tax breaks for cargo at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport have been at the center of the debate so far.As originally proposed, the bill offered up to $60 million in tax credits for companies that handle the logistics of exports and $300 million of tax credits for the construction of warehouses and manufacturing facilities near the airport.Several Republican senators said Tuesday that the revised plan will keep the tax breaks for handling exports. But it will not create a special program earmarking tax credits for facilities.(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)