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Missouri lawmakers to consider infrastructure measures

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Proposals to boost funding for transportation and to pay for various construction projects are likely to take a step forward at the Missouri Capitol.

A House committee plans to vote Tuesday on a plan that could call for $1.2 billion worth of bonds, and the full Senate is preparing to debate a sales tax proposal that would raise nearly $8 billion over a decade to pay for roads, bridges and other transportation projects.

The bonding package could involve money for college campuses, state parks, the state capitol, rural water projects, K-12 schools and economic development initiatives. The transportation measure would raise Missouri's sales tax by 1 percentage point while freezing the gas tax rate and barring existing roads from becoming toll roads.

Both ideas ultimately would require voter approval.

Bonding proposal is HJR14

Transportation sales tax is SJR16

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