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Your Opinion: Combine fuel, sales taxes for transportation

Your Opinion: Combine fuel, sales taxes for transportation

July 24th, 2014 by Jim Ortmeyer, Jefferson City in News

Dear Editor:

Regarding sales tax vs. gas/diesel tax to fund roads. I have not had the time to research the surrounding states current fuel tax rate, but I do remember a situation back in the '60s where Missouri raised the rate which elevated Missouri above the surrounding states.

What happened, the truckers who watch expenses closely and can travel a long distance just started filling up in surrounding states. How do I know this I had a relative who's service station suffered greatly. I really feel a mix of both fuel tax and sales tax would be the best approach.