Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Page Pushes Veterans Ballot Initiative

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Sam Page is urging the Missouri Senate to approve a joint resolution that would place a sales tax proposal on the November ballot aimed at helping veterans.

“Our veterans have served us well,” Rep. Page said. “We have nearly 1,000 veterans on a waiting list to receive care at our state’s veterans’ homes. Offering Missourians an opportunity to vote to improve the care of veterans is the least we can do," the Creve Coeur lawmaker added.

House Joint Resolution 71 reads as follows . . . "Upon voter approval, this proposed constitutional amendment authorizes a dedicated sales tax of one-eighth of 1% for funding veterans' homes, services, and programs. The tax becomes effective January 1, 2009, and terminates December 31, 2016,unless reauthorized by the voters."

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