Missouri to create transportation tax project list

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ State transportation officials plan to release a list of projects by June 13 that could be funded if Missouri voters approve a sales tax increase.

The proposed three-quarter-cent sales tax for transportation is to appear on the August ballot. If approved, the tax is projected to generate about $534 million annually for the next 10 years.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says its project list will include roads and bridges as well as other modes of transportation.

There will be a weeklong public comment period until June 20. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is to vote on the final project list on June 26.

State lawmakers referred the transportation tax to the ballot. Gov. Jay Nixon set it for an August election instead of November.

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