Transportation sales tax will be on August ballot

May 23, 2014

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Missouri voters will decide during the August primary on several ballot measures, including a proposed three-quarters-cent sales tax increase to bolster transportation funding.

Today Gov. Jay Nixon referred five measures to the August 5th ballot and three proposals to the November 4th election. Voters consider constitutional amendments endorsed by the Legislature in November unless the governor sets a different election date.

In addition to the transportation sales tax, the August ballot will include constitutional amendments dealing with farming, electronic privacy, guns, and a new lottery ticket to benefit veterans homes.

Voters in November will decide on proposals that deal with early voting, allowing lawmakers to override gubernatorial budget cuts and permitting evidence about prior criminal acts to be used against people facing prosecution for child sex offenses.