We respectfully urge voters to vote "yes" on Amendment 2 on Nov. 2. This bill exempts taxes for the homestead of 100 percent totally disabled former prisoners of war (including Iraq and Afghanistan). It applies only to those POW's suffering 100 percent total disability — and only if the disability came from military service-connected injuries. The few who are eligible are remaining World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War survivors. The exemption is only for their homestead taxes in Missouri. The cost to the tax base in each county is minimal.
LETTER: Amendment 2 will help deserving veterans
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