state Rep. Larry Ferguson has dropped efforts to get a proposed
fuel-tax hike approved this year.
R-Cleveland, told Tulsa’s KTUL television May 21 he pulled the bill
in part because the Oklahoma City and Tulsa chambers of commerce
are considering a “MAPS for Roads” campaign to bring road improvements
to the state.
also said he dropped the proposal because of debate about how new
tax revenue would be spent.
asked voters to raise the diesel tax from 14 to 22 cents a gallon
and the gasoline tax from 17 to 22 cents a gallon. The increase
would generate about $140 million annually. After 25 years, it would