Backers of Mo. Tax Plan Committed to Nov. Vote
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A group wanting to replace Missouri's income tax with a higher and broader sales tax says it is committed to getting the issue on the November ballot.
Anne Marie Moy is a spokeswoman for "Let Voters Decide," the group sponsoring the initiative with the financial backing of businessman Rex Sinquefield (SINK-field). She says the measure could help reverse a loss of jobs and wealth in Missouri.
But Jim Moody -- a consultant for the opposition group "Missourians for Fair Taxation" -- says it would save money for the wealthy while resulting in higher taxes for lower income families.
The representatives of the two groups debated the proposal Thursday at an event sponsored by The Associated Press and Missouri Press Association.
Gov. Jay Nixon said he opposes the initiative.