- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Supporters of a proposed transportation sales tax are going to try again to get Missouri lawmakers to place their measure on the November ballot.

The proposed 1-cent sales tax cleared both the House and Senate but failed to win final approval in the waning days of last year’s legislative session.

Supporters have been given approval to circulate an initiative petition to get it on this year’s ballot.

But Rudy Farber, who is one of the campaign officers, said Thursday that signature gathering has not begun. Farber says supporters want to first see if the Legislature will refer it to the ballot this year, because that could save about $1 million in petition circulating costs.

Farber says a petition drive is still possible if the Legislature doesn’t act quickly.

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