Galesburg, IL – Knox County voters will be asked to approve a one percent sales tax increase in the November election. The county is required to put the question on the ballot because more than one school district is requesting it, and the money would be distributed across the county.
The revenue could only be put toward facility improvements.
Knox County board chairman Greg Bacon says the district's hands are essentially tied in the matter. He says the board unanimously approved the referendum, but he doesn't like it.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri's governor wants a major disaster declaration for Clark, Lewis, Scotland and 29 other counties. The request was sent to the federal government this week.
Governor Jay Nixon said the declaration would speed the recovery from flooding and severe storms.
In a release issued by the governor's office, Nixon said, "Since the spring, Missouri communities have been hit by flooding, strong winds and excessive rainfall which have left severe damage in their wake.
Jefferson City, MO – Steven Wilson of Osage County, Missouri is running as a Libertarian in the 9th Congressional District. He says he wants to give the power of the federal government back to the people.
Wilson says he will do that by pushing for the adoption of "The Citizen's Equality and Sovereignty Amendment." He says this is a document he has been working on since he was in college.