transportation sales tax

For years now the state of Missouri’s infrastructure has been a concern for public officials, politicians and Missourians on the whole.The Missouri Department of Transportation and state legislators have come up with a way to combat the department’s shrinking budget, but it’s up to Missouri voters to approve it. Amendment 7 will be on the August ballot: it’s a three quarter cent statewide sales tax increase on everything except groceries and medicine.

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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.

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A group of Republicans in the Missouri Senate has blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a one-cent sales tax to help fund the state’s transportation needs.

Mo. Senate passes transportation sales tax

Mar 14, 2013
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The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed 1-cent sales tax to fund state and local transportation projects.

The tax would require approval by Missouri voters and go back on a statewide ballot after 10 years.

Officials estimate the tax would generate nearly $8 billion over a decade with 10 percent dedicated to local transportation needs.

The proposal now goes to the House after clearing the Senate Thursday on a vote of 24-10. All the opponents were Republicans.

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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.