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Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill To Raise State’s Gas Tax

If Governor Parson signs it into law, Missouri will have its first gasoline tax in decades.

The GOP-led Missouri House voted 104-52 on Tuesday to gradually raise the state’s 17 cent gas tax to pay for road and bridge maintenance.

The tax would go up by 2.5 cents per year until it hits 29.5 cents per gallon in 2025.

The increase would go into effect in October.

Missouri’s fuel tax has not increased since 1996, despite the state having the seventh largest highway system in the nation.

Alaska is the only state with a lower gas tax, at eight cents per gallon.

The legislation also includes a rebate program, where drivers can save their gas receipts and apply for compensation once per year.

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