Missouri judge orders real estate tax on fall ballot

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | 2:36 p.m. CDT; updated 9:19 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 31, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri judge has ordered a real estate tax initiative to appear on the November ballot.

Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson ruled Tuesday that supporters of the ballot measure submitted enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. That overturns the secretary of state's decision earlier this month that too few valid signatures were submitted.

To qualify the ballot, the measure needed signatures from at least 8 percent of the voters in the 2008 governor's race in six of Missouri's nine congressional districts. The secretary of state's office determined the measure fell short in two congressional districts.

The ballot measure would block real estate transfer taxes. Missouri does not currently levy that type of tax.


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