Axe the Gas Tax in Connecticut
June 19, 2013
The July 1 gas tax hike would raise prices at the pump in Connecticut by about 4 cents per gallon.
The gas tax in Connecticut is already about 22 cents higher than in neighboring states like Massachusetts.
The tax set to increase is a hidden state tax on gasoline that you pay above and beyond the state (25¢) and federal (18.4¢) per-gallon taxes. This tax is a percentage of the wholesale price of gasoline and is scheduled to increase 16% on July 1st.
At the same time, Connecticut’s Diesel Fuel Tax is scheduled to increase by 3.5 cents per gallon, and will have a ripple effect that will increase consumer costs on everything from groceries and clothing, to construction, as well as other goods and services.
And Governor Malloy is NOT using gas tax revenues to fix roads and bridges as was originally intended. Instead, the money is being used to fund the growth of government bureaucracy.
You Can Help Us Stop the July 1 Gas Tax Hike! Please sign the petition below.
Demand that this gas tax hike not go through.
Together, we can say “Enough is Enough!”
Join me in saying “No” to the July 1 gas tax hike!
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