Proposition A Would Change Earnings Tax Laws in Missouri
COLUMBIA - Proposition A would eliminate the possibility of an earnings tax across Missouri, except in St. Louis and Kansas City. Both cities already have an earnings tax and would be required to vote on whether or not to keep it in Spring of 2011. If the issue is passes and then residents in those cities decide to repeal their earnings tax, it would phase out over ten years.
Let Voters Decide sponsored the measure. Its spokesman, Scott Charton, said the proposition is not about taxes. It's about giving voters the opportunity to repeal a tax which they haven't had a chance to change in more than fifty years.
"That's before the Arch, that's before the first Busch Stadium," Charton said.
Opponents to the measure point to the loss of revenue St. Louis and Kansas City could see as a result of the measure. Organizations like "No on A" say the cities could stand to lose between 150 and 200 million dollars if citizens vote to repeal the tax.