Pasco County Gas Tax Fails

DADE CITY, Fla. – The motion to approve a five-cent gas tax in Pasco County failed to get enough votes from the County Commission Tuesday evening to pass.

After nearly four hours of public input, Commissioners Henry Wilson and Jack Mariano voted against a proposal to increase gas taxes by five cents a gallon.

If the measure would have passed, county staff estimate it would have generated about $8.1 million annually for Pasco County.

The money would have gone to improving the roads and pothole response time in the area.

Source: ABC Action News