Just as lawmakers are making their way through a second special legislative session, the focus is beginning to shift to the next regular session.
House Republican Jim Hansen of Frankford tells the Missourinet that he thinks a top priority is likely to be transportation.
Hansen says lawmakers need to look at paying for transportation improvements by raising the gas tax.
Lawmakers did pass a measure last session to form a transportation task force. It's holding several public hearings and will make recommendations to the legislature in January.
Voters would have to approve any fuel tax that raised more than $80 million in revenues.