Gas-Tax Repeal Gaining Momentum

May 20, 2014 9:20 PM
Gas-Tax Repeal Gaining Momentum
" BOSTON (CBS) — Since last year, drivers have been paying three cents more tax-per-gallon in Massachusetts, under a new law that will automatically raise that tax in the future.

While supporters claim that money is crucial to keeping our roads in decent shape, you may soon have the chance to get rid of it.

There are 120,000 signatures on a petition to repeal the tax and the folks behind it are making it clear they don’t like the 3-cent hike but hate the automatic part of it even more.

“I would love to repeal the entire gas tax but we need to at least vote yes on question 2 to make sure this doesn’t go on forever and ever,” Rep. Shawn Dooley said.

Civil engineer Tony Puntin, a spokesman for a group opposing the gas-tax repeal, insists the traffic-clogging deterioration of scores of state bridges and roads requires a consistent financial investment that the legislature has proven unwilling to make "

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