Audio: Term-limited southwest Missouri lawmaker reacts to gasoline tax ballot proposal’s defeat

Gas Tax

A southwest Missouri lawmaker who’s leaving Jefferson City because of term limits says he’s “shocked” that voters rejected a ten-cent gasoline tax increase last Tuesday. Webb City GOP State Representative Charlie Davis has a lot of truckers in his district.

 

 

While he’s shocked at the vote, Webb City GOP State Representative Charlie Davis believes voters looked at Proposition D as a tax increase.

 

 

The Webb City Republican tells Missourinet the Legislature will have to make a decision about additional funding for road repairs for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

 

 

Davis predicts the Legislature will do “some good things” for transportation in 2019. Davis, who served eight years in the House, was elected Tuesday as the Jasper County clerk. He’ll take office in the new position in January.