Jack Cardetti http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Five Things You Need To Know About Transportation Tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-things-you-need-know-about-transportation-tax <p>Missourians will vote Aug. 5 on a 0.75 percent sales tax increase for transportation projects. The proposal — commonly known as the transportation tax — would generate billions of dollars over the next decade to fix roads, repair bridges and improve mass transit.&nbsp;</p><p>The stakes are high. Supporters say Missouri needs more money for its aging transportation infrastructure. With gas tax revenue dwindling and federal funding uncertain, some policymakers see the sales tax as a guaranteed way to fund transportation needs.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:11:42 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 37591 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five Things You Need To Know About Transportation Tax Politically Speaking: Cardetti Climbs From 'Lowest Low Man On Totem Pole' To Top Consultant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-cardetti-climbs-lowest-low-man-totem-pole-top-consultant <p>Politically Speaking continues its interviews with Missouri’s most prominent behind-the-scenes players. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jo Mannies speak this week with “the pride of St. James,” aka political consultant Jack Cardetti.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Note: You can&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a>&nbsp;now.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:56:20 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Jo Mannies 37379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Cardetti Climbs From 'Lowest Low Man On Totem Pole' To Top Consultant Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/transportation-tax-supporters-still-aim-2014-vote <p>Proponents of a transportation sales tax were dealt a big blow last year when a legislative effort <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/30926/lamping_kehoe_filibuster">died at the last minute</a>. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on putting a 1-cent sales tax increase before voters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 05:40:35 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32675 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Transportation Tax Supporters Still Aim For 2014 Vote