Farm Bureau buys ads opposing fuel tax increase


Monday, August 15th 2005, 1:19 pm
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Farm Bureau is now buying advertising to oppose a proposal to increase the tax on fuel.

Voters will decide on September 13th whether to raise the tax on gas by a nickel and the tax on diesel by eight cents with the money to be used to repair roads and bridges.

Farm Bureau Policy Director Jeremy Rich says a tax increase will hurt farmers who are already struggling and that it would do little to improve roads and bridges used by farmers.

The group promoting the tax says ten percent of the money would go to counties to improve rural roads and bridges.