LINCOLN — Starting next month, motorists will have to pay a little bit more to fill up in Nebraska.
Nebraska Tax Commissioner Doug Ewald announced Thursday that the state motor fuels tax will increase by 1.7 cents per gallon for the second half of the year.
The total state tax will go to 26.3 cents per gallon on July 1, up from the current 24.6 cents per gallon. The current tax is the lowest it has been since 2008.
Under state law, the motor fuels tax includes fixed and variable portions. State officials can change the variable portion every six months, based on the amount needed to fund approved highway projects.
The increase is expected to bring in about $20.4 million.