A conservative advocacy group says more than 200 local governments across Missouri are trying to raise taxes. The tally includes proposals such as property tax hikes, sales taxes, and bond issues that are up for votes on the ballot in April. Patrick Werner heads the Missouri chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for lower taxes and limited government.
Nixon and GOP legislative leaders are expecting a 3.1 percent growth in state revenues during the next fiscal year. Patrick Werner heads the Missouri Chapter of Americans for Prosperity, which advocates for fiscally conservative practices. He says any left over money should either be returned to taxpayers or socked away in the state’s Rainy Day fund.
A prominent conservative Super PAC plans to host several events in Missouri over the next few days. The national group - Americans for Prosperity - will bring its bus tour to tailgate parties before the Mizzou football game on Saturday, the Rams game on Sunday and the Cardinals game on Tuesday.
The group says this is a way to reach out to a large audience that’s already there – an audience that isn’t necessarily the political rally type.