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Multiple tax increases approved in Mid-Missouri special elections

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Camden, Cole and Callaway Counties all held special elections Tuesday, allowing voters to decide on various tax increases throughout the districts.

Callaway and Cole County, whose results were combined, voted to continue a current sales tax aimed at Capitol improvement projects.

The tax passed with 1,164 or 72.66% of residents voting yes.

The sales tax will now be implemented from April 1, 2022, until March 31, 2027.

Camden county voters also passed a tax, this one aimed at funding for law enforcement.

The countywide sales tax passed with 1,855 residents voting yes, or 62.12%.

The tax will be one-quarter of a percent and will serve the purpose of providing law enforcement services for the community.

Services in the sales tax include providing funds for the sheriff's department operating expenses, additional personnel, personnel expenses, capital improvement projects, facilities for sheriff's deputies, and dispatch and related emergency services.

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Ben Fein

Ben Fein is a multimedia journalist for ABC 17 News. You can usually see his reports on weekend mornings or weekdays at 5, 6 and 6:30 p.m. on KMIZ.

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