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Missouri Tax Increase Voter Approval (2010)

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The Missouri Tax Increase Voter Approval did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment.

The official ballot title was certified on June 29, 2009.

Text of measure

Title

The official ballot title was:[1]

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to restrict the ability of the General Assembly, counties, and other political subdivisions to tax and generate revenue by limiting the General Assembly’s power to pass legislation that permits counties and other political subdivisions to tax for county, municipal, and other purposes; removing the authority to tax Missourian’s real or personal property; requiring that any increase to state income taxes be approved by a majority vote of the people; and by removing or modifying certain other tax provisions?

Fiscal impact estimate

According to the fiscal estimate produced by election officials:[1]

"Prohibiting the levy of property and sales taxes by local governments would eliminate or reduce funding for local governmental services, including public schools, transportation, safety, and health programs. State governmental services to the blind would be eliminated or reduced. The estimated cost to state and local governmental entities could exceed $8.5 billion annually."

Path to the ballot

See also: Missouri signature requirements

To qualify for the ballot, signatures were required to be obtained from registered voters equal to 8% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts.

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