Dueling rallies over transportation tax “Amendment 7” held across town

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Dozens of people crowded into the STL Style House gift shop for a rally with the message that Amendment 7 is bad for the economy and the environment. Many of the individuals recorded video messages that will appear on YouTube. The opponents say they can't afford advertising, so they are using social media to get the word out. They believe the three quarters of cent sales tax increase would be unfair.

The proponents of Amendment 7 also had an attention getting visual image. They towed in a school bus that had been in an accident an carried a prop made of Styrofoam to resemble a fallen bridge. The rally was in the parking lot of the Laborers International Union building in south St. Louis County.

In just a little over three weeks Missouri voters will decide on Amendment 7. They will decide if the MoDOT promise of more roads and better roads is worth raising the sale tax by three quarters of a cent.

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