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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Less Than 5000 St. Joseph Voters Raise Taxes for City of Nearly 77000

On the 2nd attempt in 7 months- St. Joseph politicians managed to get the votes for a motel-hotel tax increase to help finance a new city "events center" as well as Missouri riverfront improvements- states the story in the ST. JOSEPH (MO) NEWS-PRESS.


The tax increase- from 3-percent to 6-percent was approved by a 17-percent margin of votes.


The tax has "a 20-year sunset clause" which means the increased tax would revert to the original 3-percent if the higher tax was not re-approved by St. Joe voters.


Your Captain wonders how many of the other 89-percent of non-voting registered voters will grouse about the increased tax....

2 comments:

Superdave said...

Well can at least say the voters have nobody to whine at but themselves.

Anonymous said...

And since it is a lodging tax, the reality is that the majority of those 77,000 will not be paying the tax.