"I'm prepared to stay up all night to make this happen," Locke said.
If lawmakers agree, expect your gas to cost 3 to 5 cents more, starting in July. Truckers and anyone buying a new or used vehicle could also face higher fees.
Locke said every penny in additional gas tax, if used to pay off construction bonds over the next decade, equals $500 million. The resulting projects would ease congestion and provide jobs now, he says.
Many Republicans -- particularly in the House of Representatives -- want more dollar-stretching reforms first.