Transportation Tax Initiative Petition approved for circulation

mo-sealSecretary of State Jason Kander announced that the initiative petition for a one cent transportation sales tax has been approved for circulation. The official ballot language reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • increase funding for state, county, and municipal street, road, bridge, highway and public transportation initiatives by increasing state sales/use tax by 1%;
  • prohibit a change in gasoline taxes and prohibit toll roads or bridges; and
  • require those measures to be re-approved by voters every 10 years?

Annual increased revenue is estimated at approximately $723 million.