A tale of gas taxes
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
Regarding the item in “The Thursday wrap” about the upcoming increase in Pennsylvania's gasoline taxes: I used to live in Connecticut, which, as you know, is not a very large state. The tax on gas in Connecticut made the cost about 25 cents a gallon higher than in Massachusetts.
So, once or twice a week, I'd drive 5 miles to a gas station over the state line to fill up, along with all the other customers with Connecticut tags.
Then, some Einstein in the Connecticut revenue department said, “We're losing money because people are driving out of state to get gas. We need to make up that revenue. We need to raise the tax on gasoline.”
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