gas tax http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gov-mead-will-consider-additional-funding-wydot <p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:13:40 +0000 Irina Zhorov 48897 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gov. Mead will consider additional funding for WYDOT Senate approves gas tax hike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-approves-gas-tax-hike <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would increase the gas tax by $.10 per-gallon.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:17:28 +0000 Bob Beck 36596 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate approves gas tax hike House will debate bill raising the gas tax http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-will-debate-bill-raising-gas-tax <p>A bill that would raise the gas tax by ten cents has passed the House Revenue Committee. Revenue from the increased taxes would fund highway construction and maintenance throughout the state, a sector that’s currently underfunded.</p><p>Chairman of the House Revenue Committee, Michael Madden, says the measure is supported by many groups.</p><p>"About every engine that makes our economy run, we had strong support for this bill. And the overall gist of the thing was that Wyoming runs on roads and it’s too important of an asset to watch deteriorate. "</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:15:26 +0000 Irina Zhorov 35251 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House will debate bill raising the gas tax Legislature to consider gas tax hike today http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislature-consider-gas-tax-hike-today <p>A Wyoming legislative committee is set to hear a proposal to raise fuel taxes.</p><p>The House Revenue Committee is meeting this morning in Cheyenne to consider a bill that would hike fuel taxes by a dime. The tax would increase from 14 cents to 24 cents a gallon on gasoline.</p><p>Gov. Matt Mead is pushing the tax increase. He says it would raise more than $70 million a year for state and local road projects.</p><p>The governor says increasing gasoline taxes would allow out-of-state motorists to foot much of the bill for maintaining the state's highway system.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:14:19 +0000 The Associated Press 35213 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislature to consider gas tax hike today Speaker of the House supports gas tax increase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/speaker-house-supports-gas-tax-increase <P></P> <P></P> <P>Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau says it is time that the state raise the gas tax.&nbsp; Lawmakers will consider legislation this session that will increase the gas tax by ten cents a gallon.&nbsp;</P> <P>During his opening remarks to the House of Representatives, Lubnau says the time has come to pay for Wyoming’s roads.</P> <P>“Let me be very clear, no one wants to raise taxes.&nbsp; No one wants to vote to raise taxes.&nbsp; But it is time we have an adult conversations about the financial realities about maintaining our roads.&nbsp; For our economy and human sa Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:06:14 +0000 Bob Beck 35006 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Speaker of the House supports gas tax increase Wyoming Legislature set to convene today http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-legislature-set-convene-today <p>The Wyoming Legislature is set to convene at noon today for the first day of its general session, which is set to run through early March.<br>&nbsp;<br>Lawmakers generally take care of housekeeping matters on the first day and won't get down to business until after Gov. Matt Mead delivers his annual state of the state address tomorrow morning.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:46:31 +0000 The Associated Press & The Associated Press 34968 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Legislature set to convene today Legislators consider raising the gas tax http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislators-consider-raising-gas-tax <p>In the last several years, states have received fewer federal dollars for highways.&nbsp; During the energy boom the legislature made up for the shortfall by providing periodic funding for construction and maintenance.</p><p>But the Wyoming Department of Transportation wants long term and stable funding.&nbsp; After spending the summer looking at the issue, a legislative committee could only agree on one substantial plan, a ten cent increase in the state gas tax.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck has more.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:46:27 +0000 Bob Beck 33799 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislators consider raising the gas tax Legislative panel proposes gas tax hike http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislative-panel-proposes-gas-tax-hike <p>This week the Legislature’s Joint Revenue committee agreed to submit a bill to the legislature that would increase the gas and diesel tax by ten cents a gallon, raising the tax to 24 cents.&nbsp; The money would go to the Wyoming Department of Transportation and local governments to pay for road construction.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Due to decreases in federal funding, the legislature has been forced to find other money to pay for roads. But with the downturn in energy prices, less money will be available in the future.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 23:25:53 +0000 Bob Beck 29089 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislative panel proposes gas tax hike