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Missouri Senate endorses increased fuel tax for road funding

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Missouri Senate endorses increased fuel tax for road funding

Jefferson City, Mo ( KTRS ) A measure to raise the gas tax to fund transportation in Missouri is moving forward after a narrow vote in the Senate. Senators on Thursday voted 18-13 to grant initial approval to a bill that would raise the tax on diesel fuel by 3.5 cents and on all other […]

Missouri Senate endorses increased fuel tax for road funding

Jefferson City, Mo ( KTRS ) A measure to raise the gas tax to fund transportation in Missouri is moving forward after a narrow vote in the Senate.

Senators on Thursday voted 18-13 to grant initial approval to a bill that would raise the tax on diesel fuel by 3.5 cents and on all other fuel by 1.5 cents.

Supporters say the added money is needed to fully maintain the state’s roads and bridges.

The proposal comes as Department of Transportation officials are warning of an impending budget shortfall.
Missouri voters last year rejected a proposed three-quarter cent sales tax to fund transportation.

The bill is projected to allow the state to match all available federal funds in 2017. It needs a second full Senate vote before it can move to the House.

Missouri Senate roll call vote on gas tax for road funding:

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

Mike Cunningham, Rogersville

Tom Dempsey, St. Charles

Bob Dixon, Springfield

Mike Kehoe, Jefferson City

Doug Libla, Poplar Bluff

Brian Munzlinger, Williamstown

Ron Richard, Joplin

Gary Romine, Farmington

Dave Schatz, Sullivan

Wayne Wallingford, Cape Girardeau

Jay Wasson, Nixa

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES

Kiki Curls, Kansas City

Jason Holsman, Kansas City

Joe Keaveny, St. Louis

Paul LeVota, Independence

Jamilah Nasheed, St. Louis

Jill Schupp, Creve Coeur

Gina Walsh, St. Louis

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO

Dan Brown, Rolla

Ed Emery, Lamar

Dan Hegeman, Cosby

Will Kraus, Lee’s Summit

Bob Onder, Lake St. Louis

David Pearce, Warrensburg

Jeanie Riddle, Mokane

David Sater, Cassville

Rob Schaaf, St. Joseph

Kurt Schaefer, Columbia

Eric Schmitt, Glendale

Ryan Silvey, Kansas City

Paul Wieland, Imperial

REPUBLICANS NOT VOTING

Mike Parson, Bolivar

DEMOCRATS NOT VOTING

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, St. Louis

Scott Sifton, St. Louis

 

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