Nixon puts sales tax extension for parks, soil/water conservation on November ballot | Political Fix |

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Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday put on the Nov. 8 ballot the renewal of the one-tenth-cent state sales tax which has funded state parks and local soil and water conservation efforts for more than 30 years. . . .

The tax was first approved by voters in 1984 and was renewed in 1988, 1996 and 2006.

MoBikeFed comment: The Parks, Soils, and Water Sales Tax provides the entire portion of state funding for Missouri State Parks, including the Katy Trail, the forthcoming Rock Island Trail, and many hundreds of miles of trails in other state parks.

Fifty percent of the tax goes towards Missouri State Parks. The other 50% goes towards soil and water preservation on agricultural lands in Missouri.

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