Seven initiative petitions dealing funding for transportation were filed. See them here. Some are straight fuel taxes, but a couple of them are quite clever. They propose a new sales tax for law enforcement, not roads. That is, they would designate the new money for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. In 2017, the MSHP spent about $240 million from MoDOT’s budget. But freeing that up, there would be more money available for roads. And presumably a law enforcement tax polls better than a roads tax – which has been unsuccessful in the past.
The petitions were filed by Terry Briggs, executive director of SITE Improvement Association.
Originally in January 31 MOScout.