Effort to Overturn Missouri’s Gas Tax Increase is Over

A libertarian-conservative leaning group has tossed out its attempt to overturn a Missouri gas tax hike. Jeremy Cady, with Americans For Prosperity, tells Missourinet the organization “could not get all the pieces to come together.”

The new law beginning at the end of this month would raise the state’s fuel tax by 12.5 total cents over five years and give most drivers a rebate option for the amount of the increase.

When the legislation is fully phased in, the average passenger car driver traveling 12,000 miles annually is expected to pay an extra 70-dollars per year. For pickups, the average increase is projected to be less than 100-dollars annually.