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.
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