Campaign donation limits, tobacco taxes on Missouri ballot

Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 22:50:30-04

Missouri voters can weigh in on whether to hike cigarette taxes and re-impose limits on campaign contributions.

Secretary of State Jason Kander on Tuesday announced those measures and others had enough signatures to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

One proposal would cap campaign donations at $2,600 to candidates per election and a maximum of $25,000 to political parties.

A proposed cigarette tax hike would phase in a 23-cent-per-pack increase to raise money for transportation. Another would gradually increase taxes by 60 cents per pack, primarily to benefit early childhood education.

Another proposal with enough signatures would prohibit sales taxes on services that weren't taxed as of 2015.

Supporters of a medical marijuana measure without enough signatures will go to court to try to get it on the ballot.