Motorists get the fact that Missouri roads will need to be maintained for travel to be safe and carefree.
By LEWIS W. DIUGUID
The Kansas City Star
Paying to build and repair the highways is another matter. The tax on gasoline had been the main source of revenue.
People didnt like it, but it is baked into the price of every gallon of gasoline. More fuel efficient cars and hybrid vehicles are causing drivers to use less gas, cutting into revenue the state gets for roadwork.
Discussions are underway now to raise the sales tax in Missouri by a penny to generate revenue for the states roads, The Kansas City Star reports.
That will be embraced in the tax-averse, Republican-controlled legislature like an outbreak of hernias at a weight-lifters convention.
Missourians and people traveling through the state should brace for bumpy roads ahead.
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