Republican Lt. Governor Supports Gas Tax Increase Vote

(Branson) An organization which represents about 650 cities and municipalities across Missouri is backing a proposed ten-cent gasoline tax on the November ballot.

The Missouri Municipal League’s board of directors has voted to support Proposition D.

The Missouri Municipal League is holding its 84th annual conference this week in Branson.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe, a Republican, is in favor of Prop D.

He told attendees if voters approve the measure, it would be phased in over four years at 2-point-5 cents annually:




   

Kehoe says it’s beyond time for an increase in Missouri’s gas tax.




   

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently dismissed a lawsuit from GOP State Representative Mike Moon, who argued Proposition D violates the Missouri Constitution’s requirement of having a single subject for its ballot language.


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