Senate Transportation Committee en Mo. panel OKs transportation sales tax increase <p>A Missouri House committee has endorsed a proposed 1-cent increase in the state sales tax to boost funding for transportation.</p><p>The proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution would require approval in a statewide vote and expire after 10 years.</p><p>Proponents estimate the higher sales tax would raise nearly $8 billion over 10 years for transportation projects.</p><p>The measure would dedicate 10 percent of the extra revenue to local transportation needs and freeze the state's gas tax rate while the higher sales tax was in effect.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:33:50 +0000 Associated Press 29560 at Mo. panel OKs transportation sales tax increase I-70 a Toll Road? <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will support legislation to turn Interstate 70 into a toll road. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:15:42 +0000 3412 at