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House Democrats are calling on Governor Matt Blunt to expand his call for the special session to include a gas tax holiday. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
House Democrats are calling on Governor Matt Blunt to expand his call for the special session to include a gas tax holiday.
House Democratic Leader Jeff Harris says a two-week, 10-cent a gallon tax cut would give Missourians some relief at the pump.
The idea of a gas tax holiday did not receive a warm welcome from Governor Matt Blunt's office.
Spence Jackson is the governor's spokesman.
But House Democrats argue their proposal would have no negative financial impact on the state.
Jeff Harris says a gas tax holiday likely would attract drivers from other states.
Implementing ethanol requirements is the governor's solution to rising gas prices.
Governor Matt Blunt's spokesman Spence Jackson says a short-term tax break won't do much good.
House Democrats say they support tax incentives for ethanol producers.
But they say Missourians need faster relief from high gas prices and a tax holiday would provide that relief.
They're also calling for a permanent diesel fuel tax exemption for school districts.