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.
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 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.
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.
Missouri senators have endorsed a three-fourths-cent sales tax increase to fund state and local transportation needs.
Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed is holding a series of meetings to receive feedback from the public before officially proposing a bond that could be used in the city.
The tax is estimated to generate $800 million annually and $8 billion over its 10-year lifespan.
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.
This April, Normandy is expected to go broke, but Superintendent McNichols has hope that they may last until the last day of school.