Kansas increases fuel tax

| Thursday, June 13, 2002

On May 29, as part of its transportation funding program, Kansas Gov. Bill Graves signed legislation into law raising the tax on gas and diesel. Gasoline went from 21 to 23 cents per gallon and diesel rose 2 cents, from 23 to 25 cents.

HB3011 also cut out transfers to the highway fund of $145 million annually in sales tax collections and increased the statewide sales tax to 5.3 percent from 4.9 percent. Truck and semitrailer (except those owned by the state) registration fees also were hiked by the legislation from $2 to $10 per vehicle effective July 1.

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