Ministers oppose Missouri earnings tax measure

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An interfaith group of St. Louis ministers are protesting a ballot measure that could lead to repeal of the city’s earnings tax.

The rally is scheduled for 5:50 p.m. Tuesday at Kiener Plaza downtown. Organizers expected St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson and city comptroller Darlene Green to attend.

Proposition A on Missouri’s Nov. 2 ballot would require Kansas City and St. Louis to hold public votes every five years on keeping their city earnings taxes. It would also prohibit any other Missouri city from adopting an earnings tax.

St. Louis Roman Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson has said voters should consider the potential effect on the poor. He was expected to speak at Tuesday’s protest.

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