Missouri Senate passes transportation sales tax

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed 1-cent sales tax to fund state and local transportation projects.

The tax would require approval by Missouri voters and go back on a statewide ballot after 10 years.

Officials estimate the tax would generate nearly $8 billion over a decade with 10 percent dedicated to local transportation needs.

The proposal now goes to the House after clearing the Senate Thursday on a vote of 24-10. All the opponents were Republicans.

Proponents argue Missouri needs to increase funding for transportation. Some opponents raised concerns about raising taxes.

Missouri Senate votes

The 24-10 roll call by which the Missouri Senate voted Thursday to pass a measure that would ask voters whether to impose a 1 cent sales tax for highways and transportation projects.

Voting “yes” were 14 Republicans and 10 Democrats.

Voting “no” were 10 Republicans.

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

Mike Cunningham, Rogersville.

Tom Dempsey, St. Charles.

Bob Dixon, Springfield.

Mike Kehoe, Jefferson City.

Doug Libla, Poplar Bluff.

Brian Munzlinger, Williamstown.

Mike Parson, Bolivar.

David Pearce, Warrensburg.

Ron Richard, Joplin.

Gary Romine, Farmington.

Scott Rupp, Wentzville.

Ryan Silvey, Kansas City.

Wayne Wallingford, Cape Girardeau.

Jay Wasson, Nixa.

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO

Dan Brown, Rolla.

Ed Emery, Lamar.

Will Kraus, Lee’s Summit.

Brad Lager, Savannah.

John Lamping, St. Louis.

Brian Nieves, Washington.

David Sater, Cassville.

Rob Schaaf, St. Joseph.

Kurt Schaefer, Columbia.

Eric Schmitt, Glendale.

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis.

Kiki Curls, Kansas City.

Jason Holsman, Kansas City.

Jolie Justus, Kansas City.

Joe Keaveny, St. Louis.

Paul LeVota, Independence.

Ryan McKenna, Crystal City.

Jamilah Nasheed, St. Louis.

Scott Sifton, St. Louis.

Gina Walsh, St. Louis.

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