On July 1, the state’s gross receipts tax on petroleum products, which is based on a percentage of the wholesale price of gas, is slated to rise from 7.53 percent to 8.81 percent, an increase that could generate about $60 million for the state. It is likely to cause the price of gas to rise by 3-4 cents a gallon. Some legislators are trying to get Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to halt the increase, saying it is unfair. Others think the state needs the money, particularly for roads and bridges, and that gas taxes are a reasonable user fee. What do you think? Talk about it!
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