A Wyoming legislative committee is set to hear a proposal to raise fuel taxes.
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.
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.
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.