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House GOP caucus cold to gas tax proposal

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A proposal to double the state's gasoline tax is in trouble. On Thursday, several Republican lawmakers told Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, they would not support his proposal for a three-step increase in the levy that eventually would bring it to 36 cents a gallon.

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Now is the time to address the urban-rural divide in road maintenance

US 60 Pinto Creek Bridge. Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation

As Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, I have introduced legislation co-sponsored by House Speaker Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann to remedy this problem. My proposal will set the rate per gallon for gas and propane motor vehicle fuel at 24 cents and increase it to 30 cents in 2021 and 36 cents in 2022. Electric and hybrid vehicles would be subject to a corresponding road usage fee to ensure they pay their fair share for road maintenance in Arizona.

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Prescott Republican aims anew at hiking gas tax

Gov. Doug Ducey, center, promotes the widening of I-17, Arizona's main highway connecting Northern Arizona to metro Phoenix. Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, (immediately behind the governor) is pushing to hike the gas tax.

Rep. Noel Campbell, R-Prescott, said Sept. 26 he hopes to convince colleagues that the revenue from the current levy – about $750 million a year – is insufficient to meet the state’s’ needs, both for building new roads and maintaining current ones. He argued it’s simple math – the tax rate hasn’t changed since 1991.

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