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Sales tax increase in the hands of lone voter

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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 12:54 AM
Co llege student would be sole voter in CID sales tax decision

According to state law, if no registered voters are in a district then only property owners vote. The property owners had their city council draw a boundary excluding every resident in the area, except for one. A 23 year old University of Missouri student. Besides the obvious story of collusion between owners and government the issue that's coming to a vote is the proposed sales tax.

A half-cent sales tax has been proposed to help the district with its debt problems, specifically, the debt incurred by the property owners. The nearby residents were going to have no say in whether or not this tax happens but would absolutely be affected by it.

I hope she votes no, just to spite them.

posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 01:11 AM
a reply to: links234

Buy property. You still owe property taxes.

Who really owns it?

posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 04:51 AM
a reply to: rockintitz

That's...kind of not related in any way to this story.

Thanks for the insight though.

posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 05:47 AM
Lobbying backfire. Any wonder people do not trust their governments.

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