On Monday the state’s gross receipts tax is scheduled to go up, which will cost motorists almost 4 cents more a gallon at the pump; the tax on diesel fuel also goes up. The increase was approved by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell as part of a 2005 law committing $1.3 billion to much-needed improvements in transportation infrastructure, particularly railroads. But Republicans this week have made a push to stop the tax increase, and have started an online petition to that end. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the tax increase will happen as scheduled. Should it? What do you think?
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