Missouri Department of Transportation http://kcur.org en MoDOT: Making Do With Half As Much http://kcur.org/post/modot-making-do-half-much <p>So imagine you’ve got a budget for home improvements. You’ve pared it down to the bare bones. You know exactly how much you can afford and you won’t spend any more than that. Now cut that budget in half. What things do you leave behind? And what are your top priorities?</p><p>This exact situation is happening to the Missouri Department of Transportation. With their budget being slashed to just about half, MoDOT is preparing to enter maintenance mode.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:02:06 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 37523 at http://kcur.org MoDOT: Making Do With Half As Much Missouri Senate Republicans Block 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-republicans-block-1-cent-transportation-sales-tax <p></p><p>A group of Republicans in the Missouri Senate has blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that would create a one-cent sales tax to help fund the state’s transportation needs.</p><p>The tax would require voter approval and would expire after 10 years unless voters renew it. Five percent of revenues raised would be designated for cities and another five percent for counties to pay for local transportation needs.&nbsp; Those factors were not enough to sway several Republicans, including Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph, who conducted a filibuster Tuesday night.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 13:45:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36781 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Republicans Block 1-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Missouri House Adds Governor’s Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-adds-governor-s-amendment-capital-improvements-bill <p>The Missouri House has adopted Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) proposal announced Thursday to add $86 million to a capital improvements bill.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:17:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36136 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Adds Governor’s Amendment To Capital Improvements Bill