Transportation Tax Campaign Gets Rolling

After failing to get the legislature to put their measure on the ballot, proponents of a ten-year, one-cent sales tax to fund highway improvements are moving ahead.


They’ve started a campaign committee to support the tax on the November 2014 ballot.  The committee treasurer is Bill McKenna.  McKenna a former state senator who served with former speaker Rod Jetton on a “blue ribbon” commission to consider highway funding.


The name of the committee is Missourians For Safe Transportation & New Jobs Inc.  The deputy treasurer is lobbyist Jewell Patek who represents the Missouri Transportation Alliance.


Originally in September 17 MOScout.