Petitions Submitted to Eliminate Puppy Mills, Income Taxes and Appointment of Judges

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Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office received thousands of signatures last week for four petition drives to change Missouri law.

One petition would attempt to change Missouri's dubious distinction as the "Puppy Mill Capital of the Nation" by requiring dog breeders to limit their number of animals.

A petition (pushed by financier Rex Sinquefield) would give St. Louis and Kansas City voters a choice to eliminate earning's taxes.

Another petition would make it impossible for the state or any municipality to place additional taxes on the sale of real estate.

And, finally, a fourth petition would end the (oft-praised and copied) "Missouri Plan" and require the partisan election of judges for certain municipalities -- including St. Louis, Kansas City.

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