State Lawmaker Wants To Focus On Transportation In Next Legislative Session

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.  

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