Kansas City, Missouri 2021-05-12 03:20:42 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Republicans in Missouri have passed a bill to raise gasoline taxes for the first time in decades.
On Tuesday, Republican-led homes voted 104-52 to gradually raise Missouri’s 17-cent petrol tax to pay for road and bridge maintenance.
Signed by Republican Governor Mike Parson, the bill would raise taxes by 2.5 cents a year until it reaches 29.5 cents per gallon in 2025.
The increase will begin in October 2021.
Drivers can get a refund if they keep a petrol receipt.
Proponents say they need money to maintain state roads and bridges.
But other Republicans argued that the tax increase would have the greatest impact on poor families.
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