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.