The bill that would like Wyoming’s fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon is now on its way to the state senate. On Friday, the Wyoming House approved the measure that raises state taxes on fuel from 14 cents to 24 cents a gallon.
Supporters of the bill say it will give Wyoming a long-term funding mechanism for needed road and highway maintenance and for new road construction.
Governor Mead (pictured) supports the tax hike.
Wyoming’s highway budget in recent years has had a 130 million dollars shortfall.
Mead says the fuel tax hike will raise about 70 million dollars a year.