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Byline: Matthew Hathaway
Aug. 10--ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Science Center will slash $600,000 in expenses this year and hopes to cut $1.5 million more next year in an effort to tighten spending, Interim President Philip Needleman said Tuesday.
The announcement comes one week after the science center's board of commissioners approved a restructuring plan that reduces the number of vice presidents to four from nine. The board also expanded its oversight of executive pay and six-figure spending.
Needleman revealed the expense-cutting plan Tuesday to leaders of the Zoo-Museum District. The district represents property taxpayers of St. Louis and St. Louis County, who last year paid more than $70 million to help fund the science center, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Art …