CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Dozens of mayors, police officers and firefighters from throughout St. Louis County are supporting a proposed new sales tax to update law enforcement technology.
They were to join St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch at a news conference on Prop E-911 on Thursday at the county council chambers in Clayton.
Voters will decide Nov. 3 if they support a one-tenth of one cent sales tax increase.
Supporters of the measure say revenue generated by the tax would allow 911 callers using cell phones to be located quickly. They say the money also will replace outdated radio systems and improve emergency siren systems.
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