Bill to boost Missouri sales tax passes House

Friday, April 17, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY—A handful of Missouri House Democrats joined Republicans in passing a measure early Thursday afternoon that could drastically change the way Missourians pay taxes. If House Joint Resolution 36 passes through the state Senate, the resolution would fall to the feet of the voting public as a constitutional amendment in November 2010.