Earnings tax to go before city voters in April

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – On Tuesday the St. Louis City Board of Alderman voted unanimously to approve bill number 265. The ordinance will allow voters to decide if they want to continue to pay the 1% tax levy for working and living in the city. Officials say it’s the largest revenue generator for the City of St. Louis. The revenue accounts for 33% or 164 million dollars per year to help operate the city’s police, fire and other services. Voters will have the chance to make their voices heard on the April 5th ballot.

If passed the funding will be in place for the next five years.

The last time voters approved the tax was in 2011. It passed with 88% of the vote.

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