Missouri Voter Approval on Tax Increases, Amendment 4 (April 1996)

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The Missouri Voter Approval on Tax Increases Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was on the April 2, 1996 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required a statewide vote to approve all tax or fee increases for any fiscal year that exceed $50 million in total.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Amendment 4 (April 1996)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 472,854 68.63%
No216,17631.37%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

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The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Requires statewide vote to approve all tax or fee increases for any fiscal year that in total exceed fifty million dollars, adjusted annually for cost of living increases, or one percent of total state revenues. This proposal would not affect current state or local funds, future effects would depend upon actions of the General Assembly and Missouri voters. [3]

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