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Missouri REALTORS® Use Power of Polling to Stop Tax Threat to Real Estate

June 2014

For the second year in a row, the Missouri REALTORS® (MR) blocked a deep-pocketed individual from advancing his plan to eliminate the state income tax.  The burden for filling the revenue void would likely have fallen on real estate sales and services, which would have hit MR’s 18,000 members square in the pocketbook, not to mention shut many home buyers and investors out of the market.  Using an Issues Mobilization Grant for polling, they were able to show that the pubic did not want this to happen.  The polling results were used to help defeat the issue in legal proceedings, before engaging in a larger campaign fight.

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