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.
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.
Missouri officials have added money for streetcars in Kansas City and more highway projects around the state.
Lawsuits are challenging the ballot summaries for measures that would enhance the right to bear arms and impose a three-quarter-cent sales tax for transportation projects.
MoDOT is holding a rapid-fire series of meetings to see if proposed projects—mostly road improvements—are enough to get you to vote for a tax increase in August.
Missouri Association for Social Welfare says ballot wording is misleading & unfair
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says a proposed sales tax increase is “neither a fair nor a fiscally responsible” solution to pay for transportation needs.
State transportation officials plan to release a list of projects by June 13 that could be funded if Missouri voters approve a sales tax increase.