ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — St. Joseph voters overwhelmingly voted to extend a half-cent sales tax for another six years.

The tax funds the Capital Improvements Program, which will spend about $30 million on city projects, with the emphasis on repairs and maintenance of existing infrastructure.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports streets and transportation projects will get $18.6 million. Other proposed projects include two new fire stations and buying land for a third and renovations and restoration of some park areas.

The tax extension passed by a 73 percent to 27 percent margin.

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