IPs Filed For Fuel Tax

Seven initiative petitions dealing funding for transportation were filed.  See them here.  Some are straight fuel taxes, but a couple of them are quite clever.  They propose a new sales tax for law enforcement, not roads.  That is, they would designate the new money for the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  In 2017, the MSHP spent about $240 million from MoDOT’s budget.  But freeing that up, there would be more money available for roads.  And presumably a law enforcement tax polls better than a roads tax – which has been unsuccessful in the past.

The petitions were filed by Terry Briggs, executive director of SITE Improvement Association.

Originally in January 31 MOScout.