Governor Carnahan scores a big political victory with the passage of Amendment four, Jack Dolan has the story from Jefferson City.
Sixty-nine percent of Missouri's voters approved Governor Carnahan's proposed cap on state tax increases. Carnahan suggested that many of those who voted against the measure were die-hard supporters of U.S. Congressman Mel Hancock. Last week, the governor accused Hancock of secretly encouraging a Republican add campaign calling him "tax man Carnahan".
The governor is now likely to campaign for the November election as a champion of tax limitation, the kind of fiscally conservative high-ground usually occupied by his republican rivals. This is an especially bitter pill for Republicans to swallow, because the governor actually reserves the right to raise taxes up to fifty million dollars a year without a vote of the people. From Jefferson City, I'm Jack Dolan.