Transportation Tax Opponents Voice Concerns

Brett Blume (@brettblumekmox)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Opponents of the proposed $.75 sales tax for Missouri roads got their chance to speak out this morning at St. Louis City Hall.

Randy Vines with Missourians for Better Transportation is urging others to vote “no” on Amendment 7 next month.

“It’s a regressive tax that really promotes more sprawl, continued sprawl, which has made this entire region and state suffer for a long, long time,” he says.

So what’s a better way to raise funding to fix crumbling roads and bridges?

“There’s really no reason why we can’t raise the gas tax to be more competitive with other states,” he says.”Take that revenue and apply it to the roads.”

Vines says Amendment 7 lets over-the-road truckers off the hook for tearing up Missouri roads.

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