The Missouri Transportation and Development Council (MTD) and Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) backed several proposals that would increase motor fuel taxes to pay for additional transportation improvements in Missouri.
HJR 96 and HJR 97, sponsored by Rep. Bill Reiboldt (R-160 Neosho) would increase gasoline taxes by 10 cents per gallon if approved by voters. Diesel taxes would increase by 12 cents per gallon if HJR 97 were approved by voters. Both resolutions were heard this week in a House Committee.
SB 734, sponsored by Senator Dave Schatz (R-Franklin and St. Louis County) would also increase the gas and diesel taxes by 10 cents per gallon without no voter approval required. The bill was heard in the Senate Transportation Committee this week.