(Missourinet) – Members of a legislative transportation committee are happy a ballot measure that would increase the state’s motor fuel tax for road improvements is going before voters.
State Representative Bill Reiboldt of Neosho, who chairs the panel, thinks the measure will be more warmly received than one proposed several years ago.
Democratic State Representative Greg Razer of Kansas City thinks increasing the motor fuel tax, which hasn’t been done since 1996, is long overdue.
Reiboldt says the $288,000,000 the gas tax would raise is enough money to shore up road maintenance needs, but far short of what’s needed for interstate highways.
Committee members are happy the state Supreme Court has declined to hear a lawsuit to remove the ballot measure from the voting ticket.