Supporters of vote on gas tax increase near goal

Tuesday, November 30th 2004, 8:38 am
By: News On 6

Oklahomans are getting closer to voting on a fuel tax hike.

The group "Oklahomans for Safe Bridges and Roads" only needs 13,000 more signatures to put the proposal on the ballot. The group is proposing a fuel tax increase of 5-cents per gallon for unleaded, and 8-cents per gallon for diesel.

They hope the tax will generate between $150-and-$175-million a year to repair deficient roads and bridges. The tax would cost drivers about $2.50 a month extra to fill up.

The group needs more than 219,000 signatures by December 24th to get the proposal on the ballot.