Mo. Bill Would Allow Sales Tax for Gateway Arch

7 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, May 01 2012 May 1, 2012 Tuesday, May 01, 2012 7:04:00 AM CDT May 01, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Voters in the St. Louis area could get a say on whether to raise the local sales tax to help fund improvements to the grounds of the Gateway Arch.

The Missouri Senate passed legislation Monday that would authorize a local election on a 3/16 percent sales tax, with part of the money going to the Gateway Arch grounds and part to local parks.

Supporters say the legislation would allow the issuance of $120 million of bonds to help finance a $553 million plan to improve the grounds around the St. Louis landmark.

The House already has passed a similar bill.

The Senate version also would allow voters in the Kansas City area to decide whether to impose a one-tenth percent sales tax for parks, trails and greenways in Jackson County.

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