Drivers will pay a little more at Missouri gas pumps beginning in October. Governor Parson has signed into law a bill boosting the user fee by two-and-a-half cents annually over five years. Most drivers who do not want to pay for the amount of the increase can request a rebate. During a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday in Jefferson City, State Representative Becky Ruth of eastern Missouri’s Festus says the bill she carried is about safety, jobs, and economic development.
There is a referendum attempt in the works by libertarian-conservative leaning group Americans for Prosperity to try and overturn the gas tax hike in 2022.