League of Women Against Ballot Amendments

Press releaseThe League of Women Voters Missouri announced its strong opposition to three Missouri constitutional amendments on the August 5th ballot: Proposition 1 Freedom to Farm, Proposition 5 The Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and  Proposition 7 the Transportation Tax.

 

The “Freedom to Farm” amendment states that food and animal producers should be free to engage in farming and ranching practices. The League believes that if passed, industrial pork producers, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, and pet breeders would be difficult to regulate…

 

The “Right to Bear Arms Amendment establishes an “unalienable right” to keep and bear arms in the state of Missouri. The League believes that state and local authorities will be hampered in their ability to regulate firearms…

 

The “Transportation Tax” Amendment imposes a ¾ cent sales tax for building and maintaining roads, bridges, other transportation infrastructure and some public transportation projects. The League believes that the burden of this regressive sales tax increase would fall most heavily on the poor, working class families, and seniors…

 

Originally in July 18 MOScout.