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Politics
9:33 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Mo. panel OKs transportation sales tax increase

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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A Missouri House committee has endorsed a proposed 1-cent increase in the state sales tax to boost funding for transportation.

The proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution would require approval in a statewide vote and expire after 10 years.

Proponents estimate the higher sales tax would raise nearly $8 billion over 10 years for transportation projects.

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.

Politics
6:15 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

I-70 a Toll Road?

The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will support legislation to turn Interstate 70 into a toll road.

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