Missouri Senate president proposes raising nation’s second-lowest gas tax

Missouri has one of the nation’s lowest gas taxes, but one lawmaker is looking to change that to improve infrastructure throughout the state. 

At present, Missouri’s motor fuel tax is 17 cents. Illinois has a 38-cent tax, and the gas tax in Kansas is 24 cents. Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, R-Franklin County, filed Senate Bill 262 to increase the state’s gas tax by 2 cents a year for five years. 

“Probably one of the critical issues facing this state is, ‘How do we fund our roads…


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