The Missouri state Senate will likely begin debate today on a 10-year, penny sales tax measure to fund transportation projects throughout the state.  The proposal previously passed in the Missouri House in April.  If the bill passes in the Senate, then Missouri voters will vote on this measure in the upcoming November 2014 election.

Senator Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City) —the Senate sponsor of the bill—believes that the legislation still has a chance to become law.  Kehoe said, “I definitely like our chances a little better this year…there’s a little bit more time left in session.”

If implemented, the sales tax measure could generate $800 million per year to support both transportation jobs and improvement projects statewide.