Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 5:52 pm
A conservative advocacy group says more than 200 local governments across Missouri are trying to raise taxes. The tally includes proposals such as property tax hikes, sales taxes, and bond issues that are up for votes on the ballot in April. Patrick Werner heads the Missouri chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for lower taxes and limited government.
Forecasters call for Missouri’s revenues to grow by just over 3 percent during the next fiscal year, and a conservative group wants any left over money to be returned to taxpayers or added to the state’s Rainy Day fund. Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and Republican legislative leaders released the annual revenue estimate ahead of the 2013 legislative session.