Monday, May 3, 2010
Petitions Submitted to Eliminate Puppy Mills, Income Taxes and Appointment of Judges
By Chad Garrison
on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 2:05 PM
One petition would attempt to change Missouri's dubious distinction as the "Puppy Mill Capital of the Nation"
by requiring dog breeders to limit their number of animals
A petition (pushed by financier Rex Sinquefield
) would give St. Louis and Kansas City voters a choice to eliminate earning's taxes
Another petition would make it impossible for the state or any municipality to place additional taxes on the sale of real estate
And, finally, a fourth petition would end the (oft-praised and copied) "Missouri Plan"
and require the partisan election of judges
for certain municipalities -- including St. Louis, Kansas City.
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office received thousands of signatures last week for four petition drives to change Missouri law.