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Louis voters choose tax increases, but scuttle soccer stadium funding

Louis voters choose tax increases, but scuttle soccer stadium funding

Proposition 2, an increase to the use tax paid by businesses by half a cent lost with 30,603 "no" votes to 27,363 "yes" votes.

SC-STL has said there is no Plan B to bring an MLS team to St. Louis.

The new stadium would have near Busch Stadium, home of baseball's Cardinals, and the Scottrade Center, home of the NHL's Blues.

"We think this vote will reflect in no uncertain terms the taxpayers' overwhelming support for our plan, which will turn this city's liability into a massive city asset with no taxpayer dollars", Stone said at a Tuesday news conference.

In a statement released after the vote, MLS said "For many years we have believed that St. Louis would be a tremendous market for a Major League Soccer team, but the lack of a positive stadium vote is clearly a significant setback for the city's expansion opportunity and a loss for the community".

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The stadium project needed voters to support two ballot measures in order to move forward.

Supporters believe the consolidation would save about $1 million annually, almost enough for the $1.2 million Police Chief Sam Dotson has estimated a camera system would cost. Her narrow victory over city Treasurer Tishaura Jones in the March primary made her the odds-on favorite to win the race in the heavily Democratic city.

St. Louis had no choice but to submit their proposal to a public referendum. She and her two young children were in the auto in front of their home in 1995 when her husband, Jeff, was slain during a random carjacking attempt. Four cities will ultimately be selected for expansion, with the first two set to be announced before the end of 2017. He who chose not to seek a fifth term.

If Prop 1 passes and Prop two fails, the use tax still increases but the extra money would go into the city's general fund like it does now.

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