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Missouri voters reject sales tax hike for transportation projects

Not surprisingly, voters have rejected a proposed tax hike.

The loser this time is the ballot question in today's Missouri primary that would have increased the state's 4.225 percent sales tax to pay for transportation projects.

Transportation tax election results Aug 5 2014 via Fox2Now St Louis Missouri
Click image for more Aug. 5 Missouri primary election results.

Election results reported by the St. Louis Fox affiliate show that voters handily rejected the three-quarters of one percent increase. The tax would have expired in 10 years.

Now Missouri lawmakers must map out another route to pay for road work.

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