Gubernatorial candidates weigh in on transportation funding

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Missouri’s five candidates for governor were asked how they would fund transportation in a forum Sunday during the Missouri Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

Missouri’s GOP candidates all said they oppose a tax increase to fund transportation. Catherine Hanaway, Eric Greitens and John Brunner each said that the most important priority is to make sure the state is responsibly spending the transportation dollars it has.

The lone Democrat in the race, Chris Koster, noted skepticism about the transportation funding proposals in the legislature, most of which would raise the gas tax. Peter Kinder and Greitens said they don’t believe Missourians trust the state government to spend tax dollars responsibly enough to support a gas tax.

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