Missouri judge to consider case on tax ballot measure

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 8:39 a.m. CDT; updated 9:52 a.m. CDT, Thursday, March 22, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri judge is preparing to hear arguments on a proposed ballot measure that would replace the state's income tax with a broader sales tax.

The case focuses on the summary that would appear on the statewide ballot and the estimate of the proposal's cost. Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce scheduled a hearing on those issues for 9 a.m. Thursday.

The group Let Voters Decide is working to put a state constitutional amendment on taxes before voters later this year. Supporters have until early May to gather enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot.


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