St. Louis – February 1 – St. Louis County Municipal League members recently unanimously supported the continuation of the St. Louis city earnings tax.

State legislation has been introduced in the past to eliminate the one percent earnings tax, which currently provides one-third of the city’s revenue, or $164 million.

“The loss of the earnings tax would mean a loss of critical social services, job programs and city operations like the upkeep of roads and bridges,” says Pat Kelly, executive director of the St. Louis County Municipal League. “It would significantly limit the city’s abilities to carry out crucial services to area residents.”

The earnings tax requires a vote from St. Louis citizens every five years. The tax will be on the April 5th ballot.

For more information, please contact Pat Kelly at or 314-726-4747

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