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Jackson: no property tax for vets' groups

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State Rep. Jack Jackson (R-Wildwood)

By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO. – Candidate for Missouri State Auditor Jack Jackson is proposing a constitutional amendment that would eliminate property taxes on veterans' groups halls.

Jackson is a Republican state representative and retired Marine Corps pilot.

He says the taxes imposed on groups like the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars hamper those groups' ability to fund scholarships and other civic projects.

"Right now we had taxes estimating $60,000 that was asked for, that we had to provide," Jackson said. "And so, there would be no loss. And some of these halls just can't afford it. They would close."

The proposed constitutional amendment will appear on the November ballot, but could be moved up to August. The measure still awaits Governor Matt Blunt's signature.

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