Voters in Central Mo. Town Reject Proposed Use Tax
LAURIE (AP) - Voters in a central Missouri town have narrowly rejected a proposed local use tax on vehicles bought in certain transactions.
The question had been on an April ballot in the town of Laurie, located on the western side of the Lake of the Ozarks. But that election ended with 92 votes in favor and 92 against the tax, leading to a special election this week.
The Lake Sun Leader reports (http://bit.ly/11ZVJzK ) the tax defeated Tuesday on a vote of 38-35. Turnout was 12 percent.
The measure would have imposed a local use tax on vehicles purchased from any seller other than a Missouri dealer.