Ray roads projects part of work eyed for state tax

By David Knopf, News Editor

Three Ray County improvements listed as proposed transportation sales-tax projects may or may not make the final cut, but the method of funding them doesn’t have an admirer in  Gov. Jay Nixon.
After placing the proposed three-quarters-of-a-percent sales tax increase on the ballot on May 23, Nixon came out 11 days later opposing it.
“On the heels of this headlong rush to provide special breaks and carve-outs for the wealthy and well-connected, members of the General Assembly are now attempting to raise taxes on all Missourians,” Nixon said in a statement published by his office. “The burden of this $6.1 billion sales tax increase would fall disproportionately on Missouri’s working families and seniors by increasing the cost of everyday necessities like diapers and over-the-counter medication, while giving the heaviest users of our roads a free pass.”

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