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Missouri judge rules for gas tax hike on Nov. 6 ballot


August 15, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase can go on Missouri's Nov. 6 ballot.

Circuit Judge Robert Schollmeyer ruled Tuesday that lawmakers did not violate the state Constitution in drafting the measure.

If approved, the tax increase would pay for road and bridge repairs and fund the Highway Patrol.

A Republican lawmaker and limited government advocate had sued to keep the measure off the ballot, arguing it violated the Constitution by dealing with multiple issues. They said they will appeal.

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