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Heavies kick in another $170K for Missouri tax — aiding streetcar project they’ve fought in the past

Artist’s conception of the streetcar.
Artist’s conception of the streetcar. None

The strangeness continues...

Monday, the Heavy Constructors’ Industry Advancement Fund dropped another $170,000 into the kitty for the Missouri transportation sales tax hike on the August ballot.

Since mid-February, the Heavies have contributed $590,000 to Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs.

For decades, the Heavies have opposed various fixed-rail transit ballot measures in Kansas City. Yet if the sales tax passes, $100 million of the revenue will pay for the streetcar expansion proposal.

In essence, the Heavies are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to pass a tax that will pay for part of a project they’ve bitterly opposed in the past.