Lawmakers pass on fuel tax again, putting major road projects in jeopardy

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – It’s deja vu for the state Department of Transportation. For a second year in a row, lawmakers have blocked the DOT’s request to increase taxes for Hawaii drivers, even though the tax hikes were backed by Gov. David Ige. Now the DOT said major road projects may have to be put on hold. The proposal would have increased the state fuel tax from 16 cents to 26 cents per gallon, bumped up annual registration fees from $45 to $50 and raise the motor vehicle weight tax by a quarter of a cent.


Source: Hawaii News Now

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