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Gas tax increase of 2 cents and indexed for inflation proposed

A proposal to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax from 17 to 19-cents a gallon would also adjust the taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel annually for inflation. Missouri’s gas tax has remained the same since 1996, which was part of a 1992 agreement. Poplar Bluff State Senator Doug Libla, who’s sponsoring the gas tax increase, notes the 1992 agreement did NOT contain indexing for inflation..

The I-70 bridge at Rocheport is 60 years old. The state has received an 81-million dollar federal grant to replace it.

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