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May 19, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. | By: Yehle
Missourians will be voting on a state sales tax increase in November.
House Joint Resolution 68 passed through the Missouri General Assembly on Wednesday. The transportation funding bill proposes a constitutional amendment imposing a .75% increase in the state sales and use tax for a 10-year period.
Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Dave Nichols, says there is a local impact that comes with the bill.
The bill also includes a required prohibition that fuel taxes cannot be increased nor can there be tolling on any MoDOT or local road or bridge in the state of Missouri over the ten-year period.
Nichols described the tax increase is needed because of a decline in revenue.