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St. Louis City Voters Approve Sales Tax Increase For Police, Fire Department Funding

Voters in the City of St. Louis Tuesday approved a half cent sales tax increase that is meant to go toward raises for the city police and fire departments. The unofficial results show that nearly 60% of voters approved Proposition P.

Voters in the City of St. Louis Tuesday approved a half cent sales tax increase that is meant to go toward raises for the city police and fire departments. The unofficial results show that nearly 60% of voters approved Proposition P.

The vote means that the city will fulfill a contract with officers to give officers a raise of about $6,000 per year. Jeff Roorda with the St. Louis Police Officers says officers were happy with the results and, "represents the biggest raise in the history of the department".

Roorda will be on The Allman Report Wednesday night at 5 and 10 to talk about the next steps for the department.

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