(Las Vegas, NV) — You could soon be paying more at the pump.

Clark County Commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a plan which ties fuel tax increases to the rate of inflation. Drivers are expected to pay about three-cents a gallon more each year for the next three years.

The increase is earmarked for road construction projects.

The state AFL-CIO says it would mean less road congestion and thousands of construction jobs. A proposed warning that any commissioner voting against the tax would lose union support has been dropped.

The long-haul trucking industry has joined the unions in supporting the increase.


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