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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 27, 2012 - Retired financier Rex Sinquefield has continued to put his money where his message is, by donating another $1.2 million this week to the initiative-petition effort to phase out Missouri's income tax and replace it with a higher sales tax.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 22, 2011 - Financier Rex Sinquefield, who has been putting much of his money lately into promoting causes over candidates, changed course this week.

He has written a check for $100,000 to the state House Republican Campaign Committee and another one for $30,000 to House speaker designate Tim Jones,  R-Eureka.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 8, 2011 - The Missouri Municipal League is among the latest groups to join both statewide coalitions in opposing the proposals to eliminate Missouri's income tax and replace it with a larger sales tax.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 29, 2011 -  Let Voters Decide, the chief campaign group for the effort to replace Missouri's income tax with a sales tax, dropped its suit today challenging the state's cost estimates for two versions of the group's proposed initiative-petition wordings.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 29, 2011 -  Let Voters Decide, the chief campaign group for the effort to replace Missouri's income tax with a sales tax, dropped its suit today challenging the state's cost estimates for two versions of the group's proposed initiative-petition wordings.

Mo. businessman Sinquefield donates $1.3M for tax measure

Oct 7, 2011
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri businessman Rex Sinquefield has donated $1.3 million to a committee that supports overhauling the state's tax code.

The committee Let Voters Decide backs a proposed ballot measure that would replace Missouri's income tax with a broader sales tax. Missouri Ethics Commission records show Sinquefield made the donation Monday. Campaign contributions of more than $5,000 must be reported within 48 hours.

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office just announced that only two initiative petitions have been certified for the Nov. 2 ballot. And the proposal to change the way Missouri selects its judges is not one of them.

Today was the deadline for announcing certification.

Carnahan's staff reported that the judicial measure, which would have called for the election of all Missouri judges, only turned in enough valid signatures in one of the six required congressional districts.

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