Lowering the Tax Burden

Back to The Issues

Rep. Geoff Diehl led the successful ballot initiative to repeal automatic gas tax hikes. Due to his efforts, you were not hit with a gas tax increase on January 1, 2015 and you won’t be hit with future increases every January 1st. Moreover, you are not paying higher prices for consumer goods and groceries. Gas tax increases would have forced businesses to charge consumers more money.
By lowering taxes more economic activity will be generated. Geoff supports:

  • Making the sales tax free weekend a permanent weekend.
  • Creating a meals tax free weekend.
  • Reducing the sales tax back to 5 percent to make local businesses more competitive with online businesses.