Gov. Mike Parson has decided to put two items on the August primary election ballot.

Missouri voters will get to decide in August whether childcare centers should be exempt from property taxes. The measure could help Missouri with its severe shortage of childcare providers.

The other item the governor is putting up for an August vote is a redo – whether Kansas City should spend more on its police department. In 2022, an overwhelming number of Missouri voters supported a measure that would have required the city to spend at least 25% of general revenue on police, instead of the current 20%.

But the Missouri Supreme Court struck down the initiative. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas successfully won a court battle alleging that voters were misled over the measure’s cost estimate. The August ballot summary will have an updated price tag.

The question remains whether Gov. Parson will place a campaign to legalize abortion again on the August or November ballot.

Copyright © 2024, Missourinet