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Understanding Prop S on St. Louis, St. Charles ballots

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When you go to the polls Tuesday in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, you'll be asked to vote for or against Prop S. The ballot measure would increase property taxes to help people age 60 and older stay in their homes as long as possible.

The increase would be five cents per $100 of assessed valuation upon all taxable property (real and personal); so for a $100,000 home, property tax would increase 9.50. Funds would be used to aid services that allow persons 60 and older to age in place, such as: nutrition, transportation, home maintenance/safety, care coordination, behavioral health, dental/vision health, socialization, homemaker services, and respite services.

A similar measure has already passed in 54 Missouri counties.

Wilma Schmitz, the co-chair for Prop S/St. Louis County, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss the proposal.