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Sales tax might help pay for Arch project

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis-area voters could go to the polls later this year to consider a sales tax that would fund much of the $553 million being sought for improvements to the St. Louis riverfront and the Gateway Arch grounds.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/wx4xw1 ) reports that a bill moving through the Missouri Legislature would allow for the vote, possibly in November, to raise sales tax in St. Louis city and St. Louis and St. Charles counties by three-sixteenths of a cent.

Aldermen and the county councils would ultimately decide whether to put the issue on the ballot. Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois might also eventually vote on the proposal.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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