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Slate of proposals for Missouri ballot to be announced

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Slate of proposals for Missouri ballot to be announced

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s secretary of state will announce whether voters can weigh in on cigarette taxes and campaign contribution limits. The office faces a Tuesday deadline to determine whether those initiatives and others received enough signatures to get on the Nov. 8 ballot. One proposed constitutional amendment would cap campaign donations at […]

Slate of proposals for Missouri ballot to be announced

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s secretary of state will announce whether voters can weigh in on cigarette taxes and campaign contribution limits.

The office faces a Tuesday deadline to determine whether those initiatives and others received enough signatures to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

One proposed constitutional amendment would cap campaign donations at $2,600 to candidates per election and a maximum of $25,000 to political parties.

A proposed cigarette tax hike would phase in a 23-cent-per-pack increase to raise money for transportation. Another would gradually increase taxes by 60 cents per pack, primarily to benefit early childhood education.

One proposal would prohibit sales taxes on services that weren’t taxed as of 2015.

A medical marijuana measure doesn’t have enough signatures. Supporters will go to court to try to get it on the ballot.

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