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State Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) works at her Missouri House floor desk in Jefferson City on March 10, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

Missouri gas tax repeal legislation heading to Missouri House committee today

State Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland) works at her Missouri House floor desk in Jefferson City on March 10, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

Legislation to repeal Missouri’s gasoline tax increase will be heard this (Tuesday) afternoon in Jefferson City.

State Rep. Sara Walsh (R-Ashland), the House Majority Caucus chair, will testify at noon before the House Special Committee on Government Oversight. She’ll present her House Bill 1594.

Walsh tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia” that Missouri has plenty of money to fund infrastructure, noting the millions of dollars in federal money heading here. She also says the 2021 gas tax increase should have gone to a statewide vote, and that her bill is aimed at helping the many Missourians struggling to make ends meet.

Gas tax supporters note it was Missouri’s first gas tax increase in 25 years.  Missouri lawmakers approved the bipartisan gas tax in May: it increases the state’s gas tax by 2.5 cents per gallon for five years, for a total of 12 cents.

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