Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that an initiative petition for a one-cent transportation sales tax was approved for circulation last week, and CMT wants to know what you think. What would this sales tax have to fund to get your vote? What do you think of using a sales tax to fund transportation? Is there a different funding mechanism that you would prefer?
Please share your thoughts by responding to the brief, 3 question survey by clicking on the link below.
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 transportation revenue is an estimated $723 million.