In referring to a state law passed in the 1980s, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay may have found a major funding souce to offset a portion of the City's current earning tax.
According to the law, the state of Missouri is responsible for over $100,000,000 of the cost to operate the St. Louis police department.
On a recent newscast, Mayor Slay stated that unless Jefferson City returns control of the department back to St. Louis City, "we could send them a bill".
A St.Louis Police Officers Association representative called the tactic a political manuever. Slay replied "this is not a ploy".
When interviewed by Fox 2 News reporter Charles Jaco, Governor Jay Nixon had "no comment".