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Amendment Four Vote No Surprise

April 2, 1996
By: Kelly Just
State Capital Bureau

United States Representative, Mel Hancock says Missouri voters have opened the door wide for future tax hikes. Kelly Just has the story from Jefferson city.

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Representative Hancock says the passage of ammendment four will end Missouri's status as a low tax state.

The ballot issue lets state legislators increase taxes by 50 million dollars each year without a vote of the people.

Hancock says putting the ammendment on the ballot in April rather than November was no accident. He predicts Carnahan will use the issue as a major plank in his campaign for re-election.

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Hancock says he's not surprised the ammendment passed.

He says opponents to the measure simply couldn't compete with the Governor's slick and expensive ad campaign.

Hancock says the voters didn't get to hear both sides of the story.

From the State Capital, I'm Kelly Just.