Supporters of the Loop Trolley announce plans for a ground-breaking, just as opponents announce they have a date in federal court they hope will stop the project.
They say Amendment 7 lets over-the-road truckers off the hook for tearing up Missouri roads.
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.
The Missouri House approved legislation Thursday aimed at shielding gyms, fitness centers and others from sales taxes, with lawmakers contending the state’s tax laws have been applied in ways never intended.
Missouri voters would be asked to approve a 1-cent sales tax to fund roads, bridges and other modes of transportation under a measure endorsed Tuesday by the state House.
St. Clair County residents face a possible tax increase in efforts to renovation the county jail.
A proposed constitutional amendment would put a one-cent sales tax on the November ballot.
Request dealt with sales tax money collected at the county-owned Family Arena.
Maria Keena and Brian Kelly interview Lloyd Sloan, co-founder of No MO Sales Tax, a movement to eliminate the state sales tax in Missouri.
“The sales tax issue did pass, the bond issue did not. It required two-thirds favorable vote, 66 percent, and it only received 60 percent,” he said.