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April 30, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | By: Chris Roush
The Senate voted to let Missouri voters decide whether they want a sales tax hike to fund transportation infrastructure.
Despite concerns over how the tax increase could be disproportionately hard on the poor, the Senate endorsed a 3/4th cent increase.
The tax would go towards funding transportation infrastructure improvements.
The bill's sponsor, Mike Kehoe, said the bill could also help with job growth.
The Senate voted in favor of putting the Constitutional amendment before voters.
It now goes back to the House.