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Missouri Republican takes aim at Kansas City earnings tax

about 1 minute ago

Sen. Kurt Schaefer floated the idea of repealing the tax in response to local efforts to raise the minimum wage

The earnings tax was approved by Kansas City voters by a 3 to 1 margin in 2011

Mayor Sly James has said the tax is “an absolute necessity in order to avoid drastic cuts in basic services.”

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