Missouri considers scrapping income tax, schools fight back

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Posted on February 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 10:12 PM

(KMOV) -- School districts across the state of Missouri are making it known they are against a measure that could find its way onto the November ballot; it would potentially get rid of income tax and replace it with a higher sales tax. 

Supporters are calling the measure a fair tax, but local school districts say it doesn’t seem very fair to school officials. In replacing income tax with a higher sales tax officials say they fear this would not generate nearly as much money for the state of Missouri as it did before. Plus school administrators say it would benefit the rich and not students. 

Several school districts in Missouri have passed resolutions asking voters not to sign petitions that would put this on the November ballot.

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