highways http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Proposed 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs Filed In Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/proposed-1-cent-sales-tax-transportation-needs-filed-mo-senate <p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17866209">Legislation has been filed</a> in the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>that would create a temporary sales tax dedicated to funding transportation needs statewide.</font></font></p><p><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">The proposed constitutional amendment would create a one-cent sales tax that would expire after 10 years.&nbsp; It’s co-sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem06.htm">State Senator Mike Kehoe</a> (R, Jefferson City).&nbsp; He says the one-penny tax would not be levied on groceries, prescription medicine or fuel. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:39:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Proposed 1-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation Needs Filed In Mo. Senate Urban and rural Missourians divided by views on puppies, state spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/urban-and-rural-missourians-divided-views-puppies-state-spending-0 <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974677.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974677.mp3</a></p><p>The St. Louis metro area is considered Missouri&rsquo;s economic engine.&nbsp; But, it&rsquo;s in constant competition with both Kansas City and rural areas for state dollars for schools, roads and other needs.</p><p>Financial interests are not the only things that drive a wedge between city and country dwellers.&nbsp; In this installment of our series &ldquo;Bound by Division,&rdquo; St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin looks at how the divide between urban and rural interests often comes to a head in Jefferson City.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:54:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1489 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Urban and rural Missourians divided by views on puppies, state spending