Alderman Joe Vaccaro wants more police, and says in 2008, St. Louis voters approved Proposition S, a sales tax increase, that’s still being paid today.
The Creve Coeur City Council and Mayor Barry Glantz, while not telling people how to vote, think there’s a better way to raise revenue for transportation projects than through a $.75 sales tax increase.
That threat is mentioned in a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats’ campaign to preserve a tax hike and push to update the state’s school funding formula.
Gov. Pat Quinn knows trying to make the state’s temporary income tax increase permanent will be a “tough choice” for Illinois lawmakers, but the issue could be even tougher for voters who’ll decide if the Chicago Democrat gets another term.
A proposed constitutional amendment would put a one-cent sales tax on the November ballot.
River City Casino is, by far, the Hancock School District’s biggest taxpayer.
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