The increase would require voter approval and, if passed, would be resubmitted to the ballot after 10 years for Missourians to decide whether to continue.
Congressman from Collinsville is optimistic, as it is an election year.
“The House Republican transportation bill, which has failed three times to pass, would cut federal aid for highways to Illinois by 15 percent over the next five years.
Senator McCaskill’s amendment would redirect the remaining money in those programs to road and bridge projects in the U.S.
Measure would eliminate dedicated mass transit funding