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Lawsuit seeks to overturn e-tax election law

Lawsuit seeks to overturn e-tax election law

July 26th, 2011 in News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City civic leaders are seeking to overturn a requirement that the city hold an election every five years on the earnings tax.

A lawsuit filed Monday argues that a law requiring the elections, which was approved last year by Missouri voters, violates Kansas City's charter. It asks the court to declare the state law unenforceable in Kansas City.

Attorney Dave Fenley says the lawsuit argues that the city charter cannot be overridden by the state law. City leaders say holding elections every five years would be expensive and unnecessary.

The Kansas City Star reports that a lawsuit filed last August by the Kansas City's city attorney raised a similar argument. A motion to dismiss those arguments is pending in Cole County.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com