This November, Missouri voters will have a chance to choose whether or not they want to keep a current state sales tax.
David Freitas (Fray-tus) has the story from Jefferson City.
Missouri used to have the second worst soil ersoion problem in the country.
Now it's improved to seventh.
The Citizens' Committee for Soil, Water and Parks says that's because of a one-tenth of a percent sales and use tax that went into effect in 1984.
They say the tax has helped cut soil erosion in the state in half and made a dramatic improvement in the states park system.
Now the issue of continuing the tax is on the ballot.
The Citizens' Committee spokesman, Estil Fretwell, says the intiative has wide support.
If voters approve the tax, it be in effect until the year 2008.
David Freitas reporting from the Capital.