St. Louis Post Dispatch, 6 January 2016
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he believes small increases in fuel taxes are the best way to raise money for roads and bridges.
At a Jefferson City news conference Tuesday, Nixon said he favors a bill from Poplar Bluff Republican Sen. Doug Libla to raise the gasoline tax by 1.5 cents per gallon and the diesel tax by 3.5 cents. A similar bill didn’t make it out of the Senate last session.
Nixon says those proposals aren’t realistic long-term fixes.
The 2016 legislative session begins Wednesday.