Lawmakers specifically point to the need for interstate construction as well as many smaller projects. Representative Bill Lant says the proposal calls for a 10 year sunset on the tax and local revenue sharing.
"A tenth of a cent would go back to the counties to help them meet their needs. That would be enough money for us to rebuild I-70 and replace some of the bridges," says Representative Bill Lant, Mo, District 159.
The measure must be approved by both lawmakers and voters before it would go into effect.