It appears Missourians will be voting in November whether to permanently ban a tax that the state does not collect.
A Jefferson City judge says the Secretary of State’s office was wrong in refusing to put a real estate tax issue on the November statewide ballot. Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson says backers of the plan did, in fact, have enough petition signatures to qualify. The Secretary of State’s office had said earlier they did not.
The proposal bans real estate transfer taxes being collected whenever property changes hands. The state has no such tax. But real estate interests say the state should be prohibited from ever creating it.