- Associated Press - Sunday, August 21, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An advisory group is recommending a 2-cent per gallon hike in gasoline taxes in Lewis and Clark County to pay for transportation projects.

The Helena Citizens Council has sent its recommendations to the city commission asking commissioners to ask voters to approve the proposal.

County administrative officer Eric Bryson says the county commission’s top priority has been to get funds to reduce overcrowding at the county’s detention center.

According to the Helena Independent Record (https://tinyurl.com/h5u55fu ), one county commissioner wants voters need to consider both proposals separately.

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Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com

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