UPDATE: Missouri auditor to appeal ruling on tax initiative

Monday, April 16, 2012 | 6:52 p.m. CDT; updated 9:25 p.m. CDT, Monday, April 16, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — A group backing an initiative to replace Missouri's income tax with an expanded sales tax conceded Monday that "the odds are against it" appearing on the November ballot, even though the state auditor plans to appeal a court ruling against the initiative.