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Commercial surcharge tax

Proposed levy change could hit November ballot

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A proposal to reduce Laclede County’s commercial property surcharge tax led to a lengthy discussion at Tuesday’s Laclede County Commission meeting. The Commission is scheduled to decide whether to set a November vote on the tax, which affects local business and industry, at next Tuesday’s meeting. The commission is proposing a ballot issue that would ask voters to reduce the tax from $1.03 per $100 assessed valuation to .51 per $100 assessed valuation.  At Tuesday’s meeting, representatives of the school and library said reducing the tax would harm their ability to provide education services at the current level. For more on tis story see the LCR.

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