- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraskans will have to pay slightly more taxes on every gallon of fuel sold in the state starting in July.

The state Revenue Department says the tax will increase to 26.8 cents per gallon in January from the current 26.1 cents per gallon.

The fuel tax generates money to fund highway projects and maintenance. Each cent of motor fuels tax generates about $12 million in revenue annually for the state.

The new rate will be in effect for six months starting on January 1. It will be reset in July.

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