Proposition Public Safety fails to get majority vote

Proposition Public Safety Joplin
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JOPLIN, Mo. –  Proposition Public Safety fails to get a simple majority vote in Joplin.

Final results out of Jasper and Newton Counties: 4,643 NO and 3,586 YES.

You can find the results of today’s election below. You can find other election results here.

PROPOSITION PUBLIC SAFETY

To improve funding for Joplin Police and Fire services through proposed property tax?

  • NO Winner 56.4%
    4,643
  • YES   43.6%
    3,586
8,229
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WHAT WAS PROPOSITION PUBLIC SAFETY?

Proposition Public Safety was a proposed property tax that would have funded improvements Joplin public safety officials say were needed to fix the Public Safety crisis that our community is facing right now.  The proposed property tax would have levied a $1 tax per $100 of ASSESSED value for real estate and personal property.