Missouri court reviews real estate tax measure for 2010 ballot
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri: The Missouri Real Estate Taxation Amendment may have been disqualified from the November 2, 2010 general election ballot by state officials but this past week Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson heard arguments regarding the validity of the signatures that were not counted.
The measure proposes prohibiting the tax of real estate sales or transfer of real estate. On May 2, 2010, the state's petition drive deadline, supporters of the proposed amendment filed signatures in an effort to qualify the initiative for the 2010 ballot. The Missouri Secretary of State had until August 3 to verify the submitted signatures. On August 3, the secretary of state announced that the measure failed to qualify.