It is “poor fiscal policy” to seek an increase in the state sales tax to fund transportation projects while at the same time passing an exemption that would “drain” transportation funding, Gov. Jay Nixon declared.
“I cannot support a new sales tax exemption that would drain funding for transportation at the very same time the General Assembly is asking Missourians to foot the bill on a $6 billion sales tax increase to fund transportation needs,” Nixon recently wrote in a veto letter of a bill that included a sales tax exemption for certain used car sales.
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