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Tue May 18, 2021, 04:54 AM

Conservative group wants to send gas tax hike to Missouri voters

A conservative anti-tax group wants Missourians to decide whether they will pay extra for gas starting in October.

On Monday morning, Jeremy Cady, state director of Americans for Prosperity, filed paperwork with Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office to begin the process of putting the 12.5-cents a gallon tax increase on a statewide ballot. To succeed in forcing a referendum on the bill, the campaign would have to gather about 110,000 signatures in 90 days.

“We see this as another opportunity to push back against increasing taxes and growing government,” Cady said in an interview with The Independent.

The bill that received a final vote last week would increase the fuel tax in five 2.5-cent steps, with the last increase taking effect on July 1, 2025. It is designed so that each annual increase is less than the constitutional limit on tax increases without voter approval.

Read more: https://missouriindependent.com/2021/05/17/conservative-group-wants-to-send-gas-tax-hike-to-missouri-voters/

I suppose that the conservatives will somehow find a way to blame Biden even though they are the ones pushing this legislation.

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jimfields33 May 18 #1

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Tue May 18, 2021, 09:25 AM

1. Since voters will pay the extra, it might be cool to vote for it

Very rarely do we have a say in things. Voters just might surprise us. Every vote in Florida to raise revenue on different things has passed by the voters including a penny sales tax increase for a hospital for uninsured in lake county. Don’t underestimate them.

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