Gas Tax

Audio: Missouri lawmaker focused on Missouri gasoline tax increase

Increasing the state’s gasoline tax is the top priority for a veteran Missouri lawmaker who’s in his eighth and final year in the House. Grandview Democratic State Representative Joe Runions tells Missourinet it’s badly needed, noting the state’s 17-cent gas tax has remained the same since 1996.     Runions says Missouri’s cities and towns […]

Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

MoDOT Road Work

Audio: Counties continue to warn Missouri lawmakers against transferring road maintenance to local governments

Local county officials continue to push back against any effort on the state level to transfer maintenance of roads to them. Opposition to any transfer of the “lettered roads” to local governments is reflected in unbending comments by Randolph County Commissioner Wayne Wilcox in northeast Missouri.     Wilcox says handing over those roadways to […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Parson says Panama Canal expansion is a plus for Missouri agriculture

Governor Parson says the Panama Canal expansion is an opportunity to make greater use of the Mississippi River for shipping agriculture products.      Governor Parson says the Panama Canal expansion can give an edge to Missouri farmers shipping agriculture goods along the Mississippi River. But he says state transportation funding needs attention.     […]

Gas Tax

Audio: AAA spokesman says Missouri gas tax proposal’s “bait and switch” language could have led to its demise

The Missouri Legislature is expected to make highway funding a top issue in the upcoming session, according to Triple-A spokesman Mike Right.     Right says one of the reasons November’s ballot measure failed was likely from “bait and switch” language. Proposition D would have increased the gas tax by two and a half cents […]

State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin

Audio: New state lawmaker from Shelbina wants colleagues to be more responsible with spending

State Senator-elect Cindy O’Laughlin thinks citizens have a mistrust of Missouri’s government because departments are poorly managed. She says it’s predictable that they would oppose propositions like the gas tax that failed in November’s election.     The Shelbina Republican says lawmakers don’t have confidence that lawmakers are spending money wisely.     She says […]

Democratic Party

Putnam County Democratic Committee to sponsor upcoming events

The Putnam County Democratic Committee sponsors two upcoming events regarding politics at the Putnam County Library in Unionville. Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber will discuss initiatives on the November ballot next Thursday, October 18th at 6 o’clock in the evening. Initiatives he will talk about include medical marijuana, campaign financing, and the gas tax. […]

Gas Tax

Audio: State high court chooses not to hear motor fuel tax lawsuit

(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 […]

Straw Poll

Audio: Straw poll at Missouri State Fair shows landslide for Hawley, support for gas tax

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Farm Bureau has released results of its annual Straw Poll conducted at the State Fair in Sedalia.     The agriculture organization’s survey proved to be a landslide for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley. The state’s sitting attorney general soundly defeated Democratic incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill by a nearly 46-point […]