Missouri’s Senate President Says State is $800 Million Short Annually in Maintaining the State Highway System

Business groups and construction companies from across the state have testified for legislation to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax by 12-point-five cents per gallon by 2025. The bill is sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz (pronounced like shots) of Sullivan, who says that as a conservative, he appreciates a low tax rate:

Schatz testified Wednesday night before a Missouri House committee. The GOP-controlled Missouri Senate has already given final approval to the bill.