Watts calls for cut in gasoline tax

Friday, June 23rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- U-S Representative J-C Watts says getting rid of gasoline taxes signed by the last two presidents is one way to lower the cost of gas.

Watts is urging lawmakers to repeal the gas tax signed into law by President Bush, as well as the 4.3 cent tax approved under President Clinton.

He says doing so will save about ten cents in the gas price, and that the idea is gaining support. Even Watts has come around on it.

The Republican's original position was that gas prices would continue to rise even if the axes were repealed.

Watts is suggesting a report on a gas tax repeal should be made by July Fourth.