Register for Sunday’s Anti Sales Tax Happy Hour

Register here for 2 pm Sunday, August 6th Anti Sales Tax Hour at Nadine’s hosted by 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski.
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Vote No On Prop 1 Eco Devo Sales Tax

Prop1Enabling Legislation (for the ballot): Board Bill 227

Say NO to regressive sales tax. City sales tax is already one of the highest in state. If Prop 1 passes, the sales tax in City will be 9.179% to 11.68%, depending on location and special taxing districts

Say No to raising taxes for to be decided economic development needs/wants. No funds are earmarked by percentage for the purposes promoted. If passed, the money can be appropriated for anything falling under economic development, including maintenance of The Dome or Scottrade (“upgrade the city’s infrastructure”).

Say No to more public funds being managed by yet another appointed board unaccountable to voters. This one would have 2 appointees from School Board, 5 appointees from Mayor, 2 appointees from Board of Aldermen

Say No to a tax that would raise no more than a drop in the bucket for Metrolink Expansion and obviously Metrolink Expansion is just the bait to get you to vote for it.

Say No to a proposal that supporters say would raise money for MetroLink expansion with no conversation about improving bus service.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

Vote No on Amendment 4 to Ban Future Sales Tax Votes

voteboxOf all the ballot issues ever sent to Missouri voters, Amendment 4 stands out as the one that could have the most dramatic impact on funding of local and state services, more so even than the 1980 Hancock Amendment which requires public votes on every tax increase.

Constitutional Amendment 4 Full Text

“Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit a new state or local sales/use or other similar tax on any service or transaction that was not subject to a sales/use or similar tax as of January 1, 2015?”

Amendment 4 is opposed by the Missouri Municipal League

St. Louis Public Radio article on Amendment 4

Amendment 4 is funded primarily by the Realtors Association and is a preemptive strike against sales taxes on new service and technology economies in a Rex Sinquefield world where earnings and income taxes are banned. The wording of the ballot issue is very troubling. It could end up banning all new sales taxes and not just on services. Increasing property taxes to pay for everything would be incredibly unfair.

Vote No on Amendment 4. Don’t let voters in Jasper County tell voters of St. Louis City what we and can’t tax.

— Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman