Mike Kehoe on Tax Reform



Supported tax increases for transportation projects

As a state senator, he supported proposals that raised either sales or gas taxes to pay for major transportation projects. "I ran for Senate to let Missourians know our infrastructure system is unbelievably underfunded," Kehoe said. "And I'm the first guy to push for Missourians to vote to see if that is an appropriate way to fund transportation." He also said he's been in support of legislation that would cut taxes.
Source: St. Louis Public Radio on 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial race , May 18, 2023

I've cut way more taxes than I proposed

Kehoe defended his voting record and tied the gas tax hikes back to the Ashcroft family name. "I think at the end of the day, what Missourians will understand is that either as the leader in the Senate, when I was the floor leader, or as lieutenant governor presiding over the two of the largest tax cuts that's ever happened in the state of Missouri, I've cut way more taxes than I proposed."

"The issue that they're talking about was our proposition to try to increase the fuel tax so that Missourians could invest more into the roads and investment in our road and bridge system. And when I was proposing that in 2013, nobody had had that conversation since the early nineties, when then John Ashcroft proposed and passed a gas tax on Missourians as a way to fund infrastructure."

Does Kehoe think gas taxes are too high in Missouri? "As compared to other states? No, not at all. We're still in the lower quartile of what where our gas taxes are compared to other states," he said.

Source: KSDK on 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial race , May 18, 2023

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KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.State A.G. Daniel Cameron(R)

vs.Ambassador Kelly Craft(R)
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LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Jeff Landry(R)
vs.Shawn Wilson(D)
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MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
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vs.Brandon Presley(D)

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DE: Gov. John Carney (D, term-limited);
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vs. Matt Meyer (D)
IN: Gov. Eric Holcomb (R, term-limited);
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MO: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
MT: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
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vs. Ryan Busse (D)
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