Our state legislature’s continued refusal to adequately invest in our infrastructure needs makes renewing the Boone County road and bridge tax essential for the growth and vitality of our communities.

I fully support the Proposition 1 ballot measure to extend this half-cent sales tax for another 10 years. Maintaining our bridges and roadways isn’t a partisan issue — there isn’t a Republican or a Democratic way to pave a gravel road or repair a crumbling bridge.

But our General Assembly is failing to address mid-Missouri’s growing infrastructure needs. Instead, they’ve slashed state revenue by cutting taxes for corporations and the state’s richest citizens.

As State Representative for the 50th District, I will fight to reverse these budget-draining tax cuts and invest in infrastructure projects that keep mid-Missouri communities strong and vibrant.