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Kessler supports W.Va. gas tax increase -- if money used on roads

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA)--- West Virginia's Senate President says he supports an increase on gas tax if the money was used to fix the highways.

Jeff Kessler stated "If it means raising the gas tax a penny or whatever to get it done, I truly believe that most folks won't mind paying it. They would much rather pay another penny or five cents a fill-up than $150 dollars for a new alignment every six months. I think folks don't mind if they know its going to be done."

Kessler made that statement during Transportation Day at the Capitol.

He says lawmakers need to take a comprehensive approach to maintain a safe, modern transportation system.

Kessler also supports increasing transportation funding from general revenue instead of raising the gas tax.

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