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Tue January 8, 2013
Speaker of the House supports gas tax increase
Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau says it is time that the state raise the gas tax. Lawmakers will consider legislation this session that will increase the gas tax by ten cents a gallon.
During his opening remarks to the House of Representatives, Lubnau says the time has come to pay for Wyoming’s roads.
“Let me be very clear, no one wants to raise taxes. No one wants to vote to raise taxes. But it is time we have an adult conversations about the financial realities about maintaining our roads. For our economy and human safety.”
Lubnau says without adequate roads the state’s economy will suffer.