A bid to provide the Missouri Department of Transportation with millions of extra dollars per year went down in flames Tuesday with the failure of Amendment 7.
More than 800 transportation projects will be in limbo with the failure of Amendment 7, the $.75 sales tax.
A proposed transportation sales tax has been defeated in Missouri. Voters rejected proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 to impose a three-quarters cent sales tax that was projected to raise at least $540 million annually over the next decade.
On Tuesday, voters will decide on a historic change that would tax virtually everything they buy in order to yield more money for roads and bridges.
Some questions regarding electronic signs in support of Amendment Seven are going up along area highways.
The Creve Coeur City Council and Mayor Barry Glantz, while not telling people how to vote, think there’s a better way to raise revenue for transportation projects than through a $.75 sales tax increase.
They say Amendment 7 lets over-the-road truckers off the hook for tearing up Missouri roads.
MoDOT releases “wish list” tied to transportation sales tax’s passage
A proposed transportation sales tax that had appeared headed for the ballot now is in jeopardy of failing in the Missouri House, a potential casualty of a successful Republican push to cut income taxes.