The Monday poll: Speak out on taxes and transportation

07/27/2014 10:00 AM

07/27/2014 7:27 PM

Aug. 5 brings primary elections in Missouri and Kansas. On the Missouri side, voters statewide and locally will face issues involving taxes, transportation and Kansas City’s proposed streetcar expansion. We’d like to know where you stand.

On the state ballot, Amendment 7 would increase the state sales tax by 3/4 of a cent to fund road and bridge improvements across the state as well as a new Broadway bridge and transit projects in Kansas City.

Kansas Citians will be asked to approve a Transportation Development District, covering a large portion of the central city, as the first step toward expanding streetcar lines from the Main Street spine eastward down Independence Avenue and Linwood Boulevard. A second vote in November would address funding.

Kansas City voters will also be asked to approve a 20-year renewal of a 1/4-cent sales tax that funds the Fire Department. The current tax is set two expire in 2016.

Take our poll on these three issues, by midnight Monday.

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