MoDOT: ‘In No Way Involved’ in Amendment Seven Campaigning

Maria Keena

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Some questions are being raised over electronic signs in support of Amendment Seven that are going up along area highways.

The amendment calls for a $.75 sales tax increase to help fund transportation projects and will be on the Aug. 5 ballot.

St. Charles attorney Michael Carter was concerned the Missouri Department of Transportation was behind the messages.

But MoDOT chief engineer Ed Hassinger tells KMOX his agency has nothing to do with them.

“We want people to know that MoDOT in no way is involved in campaigning. We can’t be, and we won’t be,” Hassinger says. “And, of course, those are supposed to have disclaimers on them about who’s paying for them, and those do actually have that.”

The message signs are at Interstate 44 and Interstate 270, eastbound Interstate 44, between Lewis and Antire roads and Interstate 55, near Reavis Barracks. None of them are on the state right of ways.

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