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Revenue from truckers, or Missouri’s fair share

To the Editor: 

I suggest a remedy that will raise revenues from long distance truckers. Mandate that each long distance trucker show proof that $25 of fuel was purchased in this state. If no purchase was made, they must pay a $25 fee to obtain a certificate in lieu of the fuel purchase. Those certificates will be dated daily and administered at weigh stations.

The truckers have to pay for fuel anyway, so why not Missouri getting $25 either through that fuel purchase or the fee in lieu thereof. This prevents fill-ups in Illinois and Kansas causing Missouri to be by passed.

-Thomas Paton

 

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