Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Picking Up Steam

It’s picking-up steam. The proposal to raise the gas tax in Missouri.

Several groups are now backing the idea of raising the gas tax – with the money going for road work. At at state senate hearing Wednesday, Chambers of commerce, heavy construction and engineering groups, along with municipal and county governments said the tax needs to go up. The proposal is to raise it a penny and a half….and diesal 3.5 cents. The last time the tax went up was 1992. The Missouri Alliance for Freedom was the only group to speak against the bill. Governor Nixon says raising the gas tax is a top priority.