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Results for some MO special elections

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

Missouri voters had their say in several area ballot issues during Tuesday's special election.

Cape Girardeau voters decided  to extend a sales tax to fund the Transportation Trust Fund. Nearly 1,200 voters approved the measure.

The fund has paid for improvements to Broadway and LaSalle Street in the past.

City leaders say the newest phase of construction would  mainly pay to fix streets that have fallen into disrepair.

That tax is half of 1 percent.

In Jackson, city leaders asked for approval for a $11.5 million bond issue for sewer and water improvements. The mayor said the improvements would help the fire department respond to fires.

Leaders say the upgrades would be the first major improvements to the city's water infrastructure in eight decades in some parts of the city.

Voters overwhelmingly approved the bond issue to improve the water system. About 75 percent of voters said "yes."

Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs released this statement:

“The residents of Jackson have a long tradition of supporting each other, supporting our city and supporting progress to benefit both. Tonight, I’m proud to say that this tradition has continued with the passing of our $11.5 million water bond issue.

This important bond issue will allow the City of Jackson to move forward with some critical improvements to our water system – addressing urgent safety issues as well as current and future water supply needs that impact residents and businesses alike.

I thank our voting constituents for taking time to learn about these water system needs and supporting the City in addressing those needs. I also thank our many city employees and the Board of Aldermen who all spent time helping to educate our residents, addressing questions and volunteering their time.

Jackson has a very bright, exciting future ahead, and this bond issue allows us to take an important step in that direction. Again, thanks go to everyone who supported this issue.” 

New Madrid voters decided on whether or not to double a sales tax to fund upgrades to emergency services.

The polls were open until 7 p.m.

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