other drivers were granted a reprieve Jan. 17 when El Paso, TX,
city leaders voted against pushing state lawmakers for a citywide
fuel tax hike, according to local media.
The City Council
voted 6-0 against the tax, KVIA television reported. Two members
were not present for the vote.
would have allowed the city to ask the state for consent to propose
an increase in the fuel tax. If the state had given the city permission,
El Paso voters would have still had to approve it in a vote.
the proposed tax would have gone to help fund street repairs.