Monday, February 28, 2011
Alert! Design for Conservation Sales Tax
Missouri leads the nation in its conservation efforts. We are the envy of every other state in the nation for our many conservation areas. These areas support a wide variety of activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, caving, picnicking, stargazing and nature study. Our conservation areas provide healthy outdoor activities to individuals and families. In addition the many Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Centers around our state provide programing for children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens on nature and outdoor recreation. I have never met anyone on a conservation area that hasn't said,"Its the best 1/8th of 1 cent we've ever spent!"
All of this is at risk! Representative John Cauthorn just introduced HJR 22 to sunset the Design for Conservation Sales Tax. The Conservation Sales Tax is 1/8 of 1% of every taxable sale. For every $8 spent on taxable items, one penny goes to conservation efforts managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
I am asking everyone who lives in Missouri to contact your senators and representatives immediately and show them your support for conservation and your opposition for HJR 22. You can find out who your legislators are by entering your zip code here http://www.house.mo.gov/.
Please leave a comment letting our readers know if your Representative and Senator are supportive of conservation in Missouri.
Posted by Scott Laurent at 3:50 PM