Committee recommends increasing Wyo. fuel taxes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ A Wyoming legislative committee is recommending that the state raise fuel taxes.

The House Revenue Committee voted Monday morning to recommend approval of a bill to hike fuel taxes by a dime. The tax would increase from 14 cents to 24 cents a gallon on gasoline.

The bill now advances to the House.

Gov. Matt Mead is pushing the tax increase. He says it would raise more than $70 million a year for state and local road projects.

The governor says increasing gasoline taxes would allow out-of-state motorists to foot much of the bill for maintaining the state's highway system.

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