Gas Tax

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  Cheap gas prices are making consumers happy at the pump, but not everyone is benefiting from the lower prices. New York’s counties, who impose a sales tax on gasoline, have lost over $200 million dollars in revenues.

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  Consumers have welcomed lower gas prices.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s an important link between the gas tax and infrastructure.

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Vermonters could be paying more for gasoline as early as next week.

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The Vermont Senate has pulled back somewhat on a gasoline tax increase passed by the House, but has made up for that by increasing the diesel tax.

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The Vermont House Transportation Committee has approved a gasoline tax increase to be phased in over two years.