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Here are three key facts to consider about Proposition A, on the November 4th state ballot.
FACT: Prop A increases the tax casinos pay to help fund education. The Missouri State Auditor determined that voting YES on A will provide $105 to $130 million annually for elementary and secondary education — with no tax increase on Missouri residents.
- SOURCE: Missouri State Auditor's Official Fiscal Statement for Proposition A
FACT: Prop A ensures these school funds can only be used to increase school funding. And, under Prop A "the state auditor shall perform an annual audit of the gaming proceeds for education fund and...make copies of each audit available to the public."
- SOURCE: From the actual text of Proposition A, Sec. 313.822. (3)
FACT: Prop A protects the 3,636 St. Louis area jobs and $38.7 million in local taxes and fees that casinos provide.
- SOURCE: Statistics from Missouri Gaming Commission, Annual Report 2008
Proposition A is endorsed by a statewide coalition of teachers, parents, taxpayer advocates and local business, labor and community groups. On Tuesday, Nov. 4th, please join us in voting YES on A, for our schools and for our economy.
For more information, visit our website at www.YesOnPropA.com
Message paid for by the YES on A Coalition, Mark Reading, Treasurer.
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