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PODCAST: Mo. Gov. Parson open to exploring raising gas tax

Posted at 2:05 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 15:05:48-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In an exclusive interview with 41 Action News reporter Steven Dial, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says infrastructure challenges facing the state require additional funding, and an increase in the gas tax might be one of the ways to find that funding.

In this week’s episode of the 41 Files podcast, 41 Action News anchor Lindsay Shively talks with Dial about his interview with Missouri’s new governor.




The discussion about the gas tax was part of a slew of issues Dial and Parson talked about. 

“It’s really up to the voters in November to decide,” Parson said of how to fund infrastructure. “I think if we really care about Missouri and want to move Missouri forward, then we have to pay for that infrastructure.”

The pair also took a more light-hearted turn when Parson talked about his favorite Missouri sports team (hint: they wear red) and how cheeseburgers are his favorite food.

Later in the podcast, 41 Action News reporter Nick Starling joined Shively to talk about a proposed Quik Trip in Lenexa that has left some residents concerned about increases in traffic and light pollution.