Missouri voters will be asked in November to increase the state’s gas tax by 10 cents a gallon.
The Missouri House approved the proposal Friday, in the final hours of the legislative session, after the Senate had tacked it onto another bill.
The increase would be phased in over 10 years, and would be used to pay for road and bridge projects, and underwrite some of the costs for the Missouri Highway Patrol.
“We just can’t keep putting this off,’’ said state Rep. Kathie Conway, a Republican from St. Charles. “We need the money.”