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St Louis County Proposition 1 (2008)

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St Louis County Proposition 1 was a measure on the November 4 ballot in St. Louis County. The measure sought to increase the county sales tax by a quarter of a cent, and to use that money to fund programs to support troubled youth and to strengthen families.

This measure passed with 61.54 percent of voters in favor of it.[1]

Text of Question

Shall St. Louis County, solely for the purposes of establishing a community children services fund for the purpose of providing services to protect the well-being and safety of children and youth nineteen years of age or less and to strengthen families, be authorized to levy a sales tax of one-quarter of a cent in the County of St. Louis?[2]


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorsed the measure, saying "Voters should Vote Yes for Proposition 1 and put the needs of St. Louis County kids first."[3]