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Opposing sides square off on sales tax hike for transportation needs

On July 9, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a list containing $4.8 billion worth of transportation-related construction projects. On Aug. 5, voters will decide if those projects will receive the funding needed to see them through to fruition. On the ballot is Amendment 7, a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase that would produce an estimated $5.4 billion increase in revenue for transportation-related needs over a 10-year period. Topping the list of some 800 projects is the rebuilding and widening of Interstate 70 across the state. In the St. Louis region, including St. Louis City and St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson and ...

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