Lawmakers who want to let voters decide whether to increase taxes for transportation will try again today, after an amendment drastically cutting the revenue it would generate passes in the House. Sponsor Don Koller of Summersville shelved the bill after the amendment reduced the sales tax increase from three-quarters of a cent to three-eighths. Koller said he intends to bring a substitute bill up for consideration today – one that restores the sales tax increase and incorporates many pending amendments. The amendment cut the sales tax revenue from $525-Million to about $250-Million. It also left off a proposed three-cent increase in the gas tax, something Koller wants in the bill. If the bill passes the Legislature it would go to a vote of the people.
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