The 1/2 cent sales tax would be directed toward the village general fund. The state auditor's office last year said the village had been inappropriately directing fuel tax and a 1/2 cent sales tax to the general fund instead of street repairs.
Failing at the polls on multiple occasions, most recently 2012, St. Joseph voters have only the Use Tax on the ballot in Tuesday's election.
Voters in St. Joseph have approved a bond that would allow the city to pay a lower interest rate as part of their sewer projects.
The February special election in St. Joseph is February 3rd.
Republicans gained more seats in the 2014 Midterms.
Republicans and Democrats sound off after all contested local elections went to Republicans.
U.S. Representative Sam Graves has won his seventh term in Congress.
Schaaf defeated democratic challenger Robert Stuber in Tuesday's mid-term election.
Republican Tara Horn was elected Buchanan County Auditor, defeating Democrat Gale Humphrey Carpenter 60 percent to 40 percent.
The incumbent won her second term in office, defeating Democrat Jill Carson 70 percent to 30 percent.
Republican Harry Roberts was elected as Buchanan County Presiding Commissioner, defeating Democrat Mike Veale 55 percent to 45 percent.
Republican Judge Keith Marquart won Tuesday's mid-term election to keep his Div. 5 Associate Circuit judge seat in Buchanan County.
Rebecca Spencer has defeated Chad Gaddie to win the Division 6 Associate Circuit Judge seat.
A conservative political action committee based out of Kansas City is behind several campaign mailers that some say distort the truth. They target several democratic candidates running in local races.
W.A. (Bill) Hedge and Russ Monchil are looking to unseat longtime Congressman Sam Graves.
Keith Marquart has been on the Division 5 bench for 24 years. His challenger David Peppard says it's time for change.
Republican Harry Roberts will face Democrat Mike Veale.
Chad Gaddie is a former prosecutor and current private practice attorney. Rebecca Spencer is currently prosecutor for the City of St. Joseph and part-time municipal judge for the City of Easton.
Republican Tara Horn will face off against Democrat Gale Humphrey Carpenter.
Democrat Robert Stuber is trying to oust Republican Incumbent State Senator Rob Schaaf.
Amendment 3 would eliminate teacher tenure and create a system of teacher evaluation through student scores on a standardized test.
MoDOT said they are disappointed that Missouri voters did not pass a sales tax increase that would help transportation in the state, but respect their decision.
W.A. (Bill) Hedge won the Democratic primary for Congressional District 6 in Missouri.
Amendment 5 passed with more than 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday night's primary election.
The bond issue failed in Tuesday's primary by just seven votes.
Voters passed Amendment 9 with 75 percent of the vote.
Missouri voters struck down an Amendment Tuesday night that would have created a new lottery ticket designed to help benefit veterans.
Amendment 1 narrowly passed with 50 percent of the vote.
Amendment 7 was defeated by 59 percent of voters.
Chad Gaddie won the Democratic nomination with 34 percent of the vote.
Jill Carson and Alec Jennings are running in the democratic primary for Buchanan County Clerk. The winner will face off against Republican incumbent Mary Baack-Garvy in the November general election.
Harry Roberts has the endorsement of current presiding commissioner R.T. Turner, who is not seeking reelection after two terms in office.
Buchanan County Clerk wants to remind voters they must declare a party in order to cast a ballot.
Missouri voters will soon decide the fate of Amendment 1 which will determine farming operations in the state.
Presiding Commissioner candidate Al Purcell says his experience at Xerox, combined with his local community service over 18 years, makes him the most experienced candidate running for the office.
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Mike Insco credits his dedication to public service as an asset in his race for Associate Circuit Judge.
Harry Roberts and Al Purcell are vying for the nomination.
John Boeh has been St. Joseph's Municipal Court judge for 13 years. He says his experience on the bench separates him from other candidates running for the open Circuit Court seat being vacated by Ronald Taylor, who is retiring.
Missouri is the only state in the country that does not have a prescription drug database to monitor controlled substances.
Voters in August will vote on a proposed property tax levy that would improve the Sheriff's Department.
A former Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court is throwing his support toward a candidate in the race for Buchanan County Associate Circuit Judge.
Chad Gaddie points to his 17 years of experience in the Division 6 courtroom as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. He is running for the associate circuit court seat being vacated by the retirement of Ron Taylor.
Myers is one of four Democrats running in the primary vying for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Ron Taylor.
Several candidates running in the primary election in August met at Geneo's in St. Joseph on Wednesday night.
Senate Bill 656 would have allowed designated school teachers or administrators to carry concealed weapons after undergoing training.
St. Joseph legislators offered their take on this year's session in Jefferson City during the St. Joe Rising breakfast Friday.
Monday's City Council meeting was the last for members Jeff Penland and Byron Myers, who were ousted during last week's election. Their two replacements were in attendance, ready to get to work.
Kent "Spanky" O'Dell made his first run at office a successful one. The political newcomer won an at-large seat to the St. Joseph City Council
A bond issue in the Mid-Buchanan School District failed by the slimmest margin Tuesday.