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Missouri Supremes Listen to Arguments on November Ballot Issues

Reblogged from 20 Pounds Of Headlines:

(AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court questioned Monday whether voters should still get a say on a trio of pocketbook initiatives this November if it rules that the auditor didn’t have the authority to estimate the measures’ effect on state revenues. At issue before the seven-member high court are initiatives that would ask votes whether to raise tobacco taxes, increase the state’s minimum wage and limit the interest rates that can be charged on payday loans.

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In this era of less state money for schools, the Missouri State Board of Education is hoping Missourians will vote next fall to increase tobacco taxes. Schools' budget deadlines are July 1, and some are planning on running deficit budgets, so any extra funding would help. However, if Missouri's Supreme Court takes this measure off the ballot, no additional funding will be forthcoming. _______________________________ Now that you have read this story, please consider donating to crowd-source funding for the work of the KC Education Enterprise: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1073548152/civil-rights-and-school-discipline-in-the-kc-metro [caption id="attachment_11928" align="alignnone" width="560"] Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo Credit: Dreamstime[/caption] _______________________________ Read our Twitter feed for more education news from local, regional and national sources:http://twitter.com/#!/JW_Martinez _______________________________ Or you can subscribe to the daily KC Education Enterprise roundup of local, state and national education news on paper.li: http://paper.li/JW_Martinez/1322883462

About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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