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edwaleni:
https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/

(WSIL) — Gov. Mike Parson has signed SB 262 into law, which aims to increase transportation funding for state and local infrastructure projects across Missouri.

“With nearly $1 billion in unfunded transportation needs each year, we can no longer wait for another day or another generation. We must change course and address these problems head-on,” Governor Parson said. “SB 262 provides vital revenue that will help us fund essential road and bridge projects all across the state. Quality roads and bridges increase the efficiency and safety of our roadways, invite travelers and business investment, and save Missourians money.”

All revenue that SB 262 will generate is constitutionally required to be used to maintain roads, bridges, and the overall transportation system.

The law will gradually raise the state’s 17-cent-a-gallon gas tax to 29.5 cents over five years.

The first 2.5-cent increase is slated to take effect in October, which will bring the gas tax to 19.5 cents.

However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation – including fuel receipts – to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

Missouri has the seventh-largest transportation system in the nation but only ranks 45th in available revenue per road mile.

A conservative advocacy group’s Missouri chapter is trying to put the gas tax hike to a public vote in 2022.

I-39:

--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/

(WSIL) — Gov. Mike Parson has signed SB 262 into law, which aims to increase transportation funding for state and local infrastructure projects across Missouri.

“With nearly $1 billion in unfunded transportation needs each year, we can no longer wait for another day or another generation. We must change course and address these problems head-on,” Governor Parson said. “SB 262 provides vital revenue that will help us fund essential road and bridge projects all across the state. Quality roads and bridges increase the efficiency and safety of our roadways, invite travelers and business investment, and save Missourians money.”

All revenue that SB 262 will generate is constitutionally required to be used to maintain roads, bridges, and the overall transportation system.

The law will gradually raise the state’s 17-cent-a-gallon gas tax to 29.5 cents over five years.

The first 2.5-cent increase is slated to take effect in October, which will bring the gas tax to 19.5 cents.

However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation – including fuel receipts – to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

Missouri has the seventh-largest transportation system in the nation but only ranks 45th in available revenue per road mile.

A conservative advocacy group’s Missouri chapter is trying to put the gas tax hike to a public vote in 2022.

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It’s about darn time. Not nearly enough IMO, but it’s something.

Hopefully that conservative group doesn’t derail it.

kphoger:

--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---Missouri has the seventh-largest transportation system in the nation but only ranks 45th in available revenue per road mile.

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Time to decommission a bunch of lettered highways...

CtrlAltDel:

--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/
However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation – including fuel receipts – to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

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This seems like a, shall we say, unique feature of this law.

vdeane:

--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on July 14, 2021, 08:27:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: edwaleni on July 14, 2021, 04:58:36 PM ---https://wgem.com/2021/07/13/gov-parson-signs-bill-raising-gas-tax/
However, Missourians that do not wish to increase their contributions to state and local roadway repair and replacement projects can submit the required documentation – including fuel receipts – to the Missouri Department of Revenue each year for a refund.

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This seems like a, shall we say, unique feature of this law.

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Yeah, it seems like they only raised the tax on people not from Missouri, while giving people who are from Missouri a bunch of bureaucracy to deal with.  Ridiculous.

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