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Transportation funding measure passed by the Senate

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A bill to provide a fix to the state’s transportation funding shortfall was third read and passed by the Senate by a vote of 21-10 this week, sending it to the House for further debate. Senate Bill 623 proposes an increase to the state’s fuel tax to ensure Missouri has adequate funding to maintain the […]

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River ports seek a steady flow of funds

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When it comes to funding Missouri’s public river ports, the state tends to provide either a wave of money or a complete drought. But what port officials say they really need is a steady stream. A new proposal in the legislature, House Bill 1989, would accomplish this by taking the roughly $5.5 million in motor […]

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No time for a wrong turn — Transportation leaders parse ideas to fix funding crisis

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Should Missouri raise our fuel tax this year? Would higher tobacco taxes help fix our transportation shortfall? How about more public-private partnerships? Is now the right time to bring back local cost sharing for infrastructure projects? Does the newly-passed federal highway bill solve Missouri’s problems? For years, Missouri’s transportation leaders have been facing a historic […]

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Sen. Doug Libla pushes a plan to boost MoDOT funding

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A bill to provide a fix to the state’s impending transportation funding shortfall was heard today in the Senate Transportation Committee. Senate Bill 623 proposes an increase to the state’s fuel tax to ensure Missouri has adequate funding to maintain the state’s infrastructure. Senate Bill 623, sponsored by Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, would increase […]

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