Missouri voters will be asked on November 6th for a tax hike on motor fuel. Missouri Governor Mike Parson stopped in Hannibal this (FR) morning in support of Proposition D. Fuel taxes have not been increased in Missouri since a 17 cent increase 22 years ago. Existing highways and bridges are need of repair and another six thousand miles of highways have been constructed since. The total increase will be gradual. Two and a half cents per gallon each year over the next four years.

Proposition D supporters say that annual 2 and a half cent per gallon fuel tax increase will cost the average motorist who drives 12 to 15 thousand miles per year around a dollar and 25 cents per month. It is estimated that Prop D would mean almost 282-thousand additional road dollars for Marion County each year. Prop D also has the support of the trucking industry.