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Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors Support Transportation Fuel Tax

Monday, August 27, 2018  
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August 27, 2018
For Immediate Release

Contact Laura Holloway, MML communications specialist, at (573) 418-5279 or
Lholloway@mocities.com

 

Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors Support Transportation Fuel Tax

Elected Local Officials Understand Crucial Impact for Missouri Citizens


JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors voted to approve a resolution supporting an important upcoming transportation initiative for Missouri at the Board’s most recent meeting Aug. 18. The resolution supports Proposition D, that will be placed on the November ballot and incrementally increase the state’s fuel tax over four years – the first fuel tax increase in more than 20 years for the state.

“Stronger and safe transportation in Missouri is crucial for cities, and all citizens. It affects every priority for the state, from recreation to business development to safety,” said MML President and Hazelwood Mayor Matt Robinson. “We need stronger, safer roads, and funding for this vital lifeline has been neglected for too long.”

During the final week of the 2018 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passed HB 1460 that places a ballot measure on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot increasing the state motor fuel tax.  If approved by voters, the ballot measure would:

  • Increase the state's motor fuel tax by $.10 from $.17 per gallon in increments of 2.5 cents a year over four years, bringing the state fuel tax to $.27 per gallon;
  • provide municipalities an additional $60,000,000 annually in revenue, when fully implemented, to fund local transportation projects.

“With Proposition D, Missouri’s cities will be able to apply local decision-making and work on local transportation priorities to address deteriorating roads,” said MML Executive Director Dan Ross. “The significant new funding for local projects in Prop D makes it a win for our citizens and our local and state economies."

The MML Board of Directors consists of a president, vice president, active past presidents, 12 elected municipal officials and five appointed municipal officials; with at least one Board member from each Congressional District.       

Learn more about the proposed fuel tax at www.safermo.com.

The Missouri Municipal League provides a united voice for municipalities across Missouri.  Founded in 1934, MML now serves more than 640 municipalities with training, resources and legislative advocacy for local government success. Learn more at www.mocities.com.

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