Political Fracas: Another lie about KC's sales tax
The Kansas City Star
The newest mailer on behalf of Kansas City’s proposed sales tax increase hit local mailboxes Wednesday. It continues the misleading promotion of Question 1, which I first pointed out earlier this week.
The new mailer contains an outright lie.
It says that “By voting yes on Question 1, you will eliminate the following taxes and fees:
“Annual per motor vehicle fee of $12.50.”
Voters in 1992 decided to impose the vehicle fee for 20 years. The city never asked voters to renew the fee.
So the fee was collected for the last time at the end of 2011 on annual personal property tax bills.
And that was it: The fee had ended.
So the vote on Aug. 7 will NOT eliminate the annual per motor vehicle fee of $12.50.
Supporters of the tax are coming in Thursday to talk to The Star’s editorial board. I’ll see what they have to say about this latest attempt to deceive KC voters.