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Let Voters Decide committee delivers signatures to Secretary of State

Today, the Let Voters Decide committee submitted more than 209,000 signatures to the Secretary of State to place the measure on the November 2010 ballot. More than double the required number of Missourians signed the petition to place this question on the ballot.

The committee collected signatures in seven congressional districts, rather than just the required six. More than 210,000 signatures filling 104 boxes and 20,646 petitions sends a clear message that voters from all across Missouri want the opportunity to vote on this issue.

When this measure goes before voters in November, a YES vote would give voters in Kansas City and St. Louis the opportunity to decide every five years whether they want to continue collecting the earnings tax. A vote to repeal would phase the tax out gradually, over 10 years.

For Missourians not in Kansas City and St. Louis, a YES vote in November would prohibit local politicians from imposing an earnings tax anywhere in the state.

Based on the large number of signatures gathered, it is clear that Missourians want a say on local earnings taxes, and they will have their voices heard again on November 2.

For more information on the initiative, go to www.LetVotersDecide.com.

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