JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri legislature continues to consider options in paying for the increased funding required to repair and maintain Missouri roads.
According to Representative, Dean Dohrman, of the 51st district, options more unpopular with statesmen include toll roads and county responsibility for lettered highways. Those are two of eight total options being reviewed. Other, more favorable options, include a possible excise tax increase per gallon, or fuel sales tax increase by price per gallon. An increase in the motor vehicle sales tax is also possible.
Legislators are currently receiving feedback from constituents as they consider the pros and cons of each option.