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Transportation infrastructure and Amendment 7

For years now the state of Missouri’s infrastructure has been a concern for public officials, politicians and Missourians on the whole.The Missouri Department of Transportation and state legislators have come up with a way to combat the department’s shrinking budget, but it’s up to Missouri voters to approve it. Amendment 7 will be on the August ballot: it’s a three quarter cent statewide sales tax increase on everything except groceries and medicine. It’s estimated to generate 534 million dollars annually over the next 10 years, with all of the money to be spent on a wide variety of transportation purposes in the state.

Roberta Broeker Chief Financial Officer for the Missouri Department of Transportation 
Dave Silvester Central District Engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation 
Amy Blouin Executive Director of the Missouri Budget Project 
State Senator Mike Kehoe of the 4th District of Missouri 
State Senator John Lamping of the 26th District of Missouri 
Thomas Shrout, Jr. Treasurer of Missourians for Better Transportation Solutions 

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Ryan served as the KBIA News Director from February 2011 to September 2023