A state lawmaker is proposing a hike in gas taxes to fund road repairs and maintenance. Senator Dave Schatz has pre-filed a bill to increase the gas and diesel tax by 10-cents per gallon. MoDot Area Engineer Bob Lynch says that money could go a long way.
The last time Missouri raised the gas tax was in 1996. We currently have the fifth lowest gas tax in the country, behind Alaska, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.