Gas tax in Missouri to increase 29.5 cents by 2025

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By KAITLYN SCHALLHORN
The Missouri Times

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson greenlit an incremental gas tax increase Tuesday, bumping it up to 29.5 cents by 2025. 

A passion project for Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, the legislature gave the final approval for his SB 262 during the final week of session. It incrementally increases the gas tax by 2.5 cents annually beginning in October with the funds earmarked for road and bridge repairs. 

The increase also includes a rebate program, modeled after South Carolina’s program. Drivers can apply through the Department of Revenue once a year to receive a refund for the tax. 

Once fully phased in, the tax increase is expected to generate about $375 million additionally per year for state highways and an additional $138 million per year for city and county transportation needs, according to estimates. 

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