Drivers fill up Monday at Murphy's Express on Eisenhower Drive in Biloxi. Motorists don’t like to pay more at the pump, and lawmakers worry that if they raise taxes on gasoline, they'll be voted out of office. But states rely on those taxes to build and maintain roads and bridges. With revenue lagging, those structures have been falling into disrepair in many places.
Drivers fill up Monday at Murphy's Express on Eisenhower Drive in Biloxi. Motorists don’t like to pay more at the pump, and lawmakers worry that if they raise taxes on gasoline, they'll be voted out of office. But states rely on those taxes to build and maintain roads and bridges. With revenue lagging, those structures have been falling into disrepair in many places. Mary Perez meperez@sunherald.com File
Drivers fill up Monday at Murphy's Express on Eisenhower Drive in Biloxi. Motorists don’t like to pay more at the pump, and lawmakers worry that if they raise taxes on gasoline, they'll be voted out of office. But states rely on those taxes to build and maintain roads and bridges. With revenue lagging, those structures have been falling into disrepair in many places. Mary Perez meperez@sunherald.com File

Reluctant states raise gas taxes to repair roads

August 06, 2017 5:00 AM