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Missouri lawmakers to discuss increase to gas tax

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Missouri lawmakers to discuss increase to gas tax

(KTRS) – Missouri lawmakers are proposing an increase to the state’s gas tax in order to avoid projected funding shortfalls for road and bridge projects. The plan would raise the state’s tax from 17-cents per gallon, to 19-cents per gallon. Officials say that would bring in more than $50 million a year. Supporters say the […]

Missouri lawmakers to discuss increase to gas tax

(KTRS) – Missouri lawmakers are proposing an increase to the state’s gas tax in order to avoid projected funding shortfalls for road and bridge projects.

The plan would raise the state’s tax from 17-cents per gallon, to 19-cents per gallon. Officials say that would bring in more than $50 million a year. Supporters say the proposed tax increase is a first step toward better transportation funding. Last year, Missouri voters last year rejected a proposed three-quarter cent sales tax to fund transportation.

Even with the hike, Missouri would have one of the lowest gas tax rates in the nation.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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