Has state Rep. Jason Watkins, R-Wichita, got a deal for Kansas drivers: a repeal of the state’s 24-cent-per-gallon fuel tax. Trouble is, the gas tax raises $426 million annually to fund highways. In explaining the bill he filed last week, Watkins said he’d cover that road building by taking $450 million from the general fund. Much as legislators might like to go along with Watkins in this election year, reality surely won’t let them, given that legislative auditors have said about that much more money is needed for K-12 schools.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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