This Election Day, Missourians will be deciding four statewide ballot questions. Here's all the information you need to make your own decision. For more, log on to the Mehlville-Oakville Patch Voters' Guide.
- Proposition A, which if passed, would put the City of St. Louis Police Department under local control.
- Constitutional Amendment 3, would reform the judicial selection process in Missouri at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals level. Proponents of the amendment have abandoned their campaign for the measure, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing bias in the ballot language approved by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnhan.
- Proposition B, would increase tobacco taxes $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer's invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products, according to the ballot language. Estimated revenues of at least $283 million would fund public education in Missouri along with smoking prevention programs.
- Proposition E would prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature.
Here in South County, we also have two local ballot measures:
- Proposition S would allow the Special School District of St. Louis County to increase the operating tax levy by $0.19 per $100.00 assessed valuation to fund education prorams, higher teacher salaries and school repairs.
- Proposition L would allow the St. Louis County Library District to increase the $.20 per hundred dollars assessed valuation tax to $0.26 per hundred dollars in order to renovate and replace aging facilities, enhance children's spaces and youth, adult and senior programs and more.