As was expected, an appeal has been filed over a judge’s ruling that clears the way for a proposed fuel tax increase to appear on the November ballot. Representative Mike Moon and activist Ron Calzone sued to keep the measure off the ballot, claiming it violated the constitution by changing the original intent of the bill and marrying more than one topic. A judge this week said all topics in the bill deal with state revenue, and therefore met constitutional requirements. Moon says they will continue to argue their case, and they may have another point to appeal on as well.
The two bills were merged with just two days remaining in the legislative session. The appeal of the judge’s ruling was filed Wednesday.