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Gas Tax Increase on Missouri's November Ballot

Missouri voters will get to voice how they feel about a gas tax increase this November.

Posted: Jun 2, 2018 11:26 PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo) Missouri voters will get to voice how they feel about a gas tax increase this November.


The state's general election ballot will ask voters to approve an incremental 10 cent bump to the motor fuel tax over four years.

Missouri's fuel tax is at 17 cents per gallon. The national average is about 8 cents higher.

Economy experts predict the tax could bring an additional $293 million to repair and maintain state roads and bridges.

Missouri is the 7th largest transportation system in the U.S., but it ranks 47th in funding.

If voters approve the gas tax increase, it will be the first time in more than 20 years.

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