Gas tax bills running out of fuel


A Legislature eager to cut taxes probably has little interest in raising the state's gas tax to pay for a new multiyear transportation program, leading lawmakers said.

The House tax committee this week started examining two bills that would have raised the state's 24-cent gas tax, one by 3 cents over three years and another by 6 cents.

The 3-cent increase would raise about $128 million from fiscal 2021 through . . .


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