dave hinson

Health & Wealth Update
9:45 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Forget fuel tax, Missouri pushes sales tax increase to fund MoDOT

Lloyd Anderson, of Kansas City, Mo. shops for detergent in Walmart. Missouri residents could vote on a one percent sales tax increase this November to fund transportation projects.
Credit Walmart / Flickr

Summer is coming, and Missourians are hitting the open road, which, after a brutal winter, has taken quite a beating. The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking into making Missouri roads safer, not just by filling in potholes but also widening shoulders on rural roads and expanding Interstate 70 from two lanes to three. That sounds expensive, but the Missouri state legislature has a plan for drumming up close to $800 million a year over the next ten years for Department of Transportation projects – a one percent increase in sales and use tax.

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