New Montana gas tax to start end of June


MISSOULA, Mont. - Prices at the pump are about to go up because of a new fuel tax is starting at the end of June.

Gas will increase 4.5 cents per gallon all over Montana, diesel will go up 1.5 cents.

The tax comes out of House Bill 473. The bill was written to make sure the new revenue would fund highway projects and local road projects.

The Montana infrastructure coalition supported the bill and say 34 percent of Montana's roads are in poor repair and this tax is the solution.

All Montana cities, towns and counties must match every $20 they get from the revenue with $1 of local government funds.