Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Hike

(Bismarck, ND) -- State lawmakers are considering increasing North Dakota's gas tax by three cents.  The proposal has passed the House, and a Senate committee held a hearing on it Monday.  The state's last gas tax increase was for two cents 16 years ago.  The proposed increase would generate almost 44-million dollars.  Supporters say it's needed to leverage grants and to maintain funding for roads.