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Lawmakers weigh proposed increased gas tax

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Lawmakers in the Granite State are discussing raising the gas tax 15 cents over the next four years.

The average price of a regular gallon of gas is hovering around $3.65, and if the increase in a state gas tax moves forward, drivers said their wallets will also be empty.

“It’s crazy. When is the end going to be in sight?” said driver Bill Hoover.

State lawmakers said the revenue will be used to repair and maintain 1,600 miles of state roadways and bridges.



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Submitted Feb 22, 2013 By: granitestater
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tomok
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 12:58:10 AM

Lawmakers weigh proposed increased gas tax, people have to pay for what they use. Just make sure fuel taxes go for what they are intended for: Repair or Replacement of Roads and Bridges. NOT into the state General Fund for use elsewhere at the whim of someone.
Big Oil and Big Gas sells fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices.
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon - *$3, *$3.50/gallon or *$4.00 is Not the new low!
More Refineries are Not the answer, Stop exporting fuel is!
Take care of the domestic fuel market first and above all else!
Make sure the EV's and Inbreds are taxed for their use of the roads too! Either a flat fee for the year or some kind of mileage tax.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:00:53 PM

make it a percentage rather than a fixed number (I know I'll pay more, but at least Pig Oil won't make so much)
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virostek
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 6:23:33 AM

OK.
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bell013
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 9:24:28 AM

They do have a small point.
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 1:23:04 AM

An evil necessity.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:54:23 PM

On Feb 23, 2013 12:05:16 AM, frostyWV wrote:

>with newer cars getting better fuel economy, there is less money
>to fix roads.so this is an unfortunate necessity.

I have rarely if ever seen the price of labor and materials go down. That's another factor in the equation.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:52:27 PM

On Feb 22, 2013 11:28:38 PM, 5Golfer8 wrote:

>Cut all politician pay and benefits to zero and there will be enough
>to fix the roadways and bridges.

Cut all road and bridge worker pay and benefits to zero and let 5Golfer8 fix them, and he would be quiet.
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frostyWV
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:05:16 PM

with newer cars getting better fuel economy, there is less money to fix roads.so this is an unfortunate necessity.
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:04:24 PM

holy gas tax!
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:00:50 PM

Forget a gas tax... make it a mileage tax based on weight and miles driven.
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kgbellman
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:47:20 PM

Tough decision, but the consumers can't bear any more in this economy
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:43:02 PM

Have you tried driving on a bridge after it has fallen from lack of maintenance?
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RNCII
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:41:53 PM

Michigan is talking about raising gas taxes too.
The gas tax here is already $0.59 a gallon.
How much more are we expected to pay?

[Edited by: RNCII at 2/23/2013 12:42:26 AM EST]
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5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:28:38 PM

Cut all politician pay and benefits to zero and there will be enough to fix the roadways and bridges.
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:25:21 PM

Between the Gas Pump and Work? Move closer to work.
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:22:11 PM

stop buying gas
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nomad228
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:19:24 PM

wow!!! no surprise here when they can vote themselves raises from the new revenue.sort of like putting the fox in charge of the hen house/sort of like putting thieves in charge of the bank.sort of like giving them the right to spend any excess revenue.....blood they can squeeeeeze out of a turnip.i sya cu the lawmakers pay and the rest of the gov'ment pay until the deficit is paid off. just think of all the things we could do with your pay mr lawmaker.:)
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:19:17 PM

then quit paying taxes.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:18:57 PM

just quit buying gas
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:18:40 PM

All states and the Feds should increase taxes. Because of inflation, the revenues.have declined.
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:17:53 PM

Raise the tax, decrease the revenue. Works every time.
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Badjef
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:17:24 PM

They are proposing higher gas taxes, so that the sales tax will also be higher.

Washington has no reason to lower gas prices. They benefit the most by the higher pump prices.

BELIEVE IT!
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toxigas
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:13:53 PM

Ow.
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NedW
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:12:00 PM

CUT SPENDING, REDUCE YOUR PAY! All caps intended
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cloud23465
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:10:11 PM

(Look at electoral map) well... you did vote forward, New Hampshire... Now the goverment will lean forward and take more taxes from you. but, don't worry folks this is CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!
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pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:10:00 PM

Government at work
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arb0526
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:09:47 PM

Such is life...death and taxes.
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Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:08:59 PM

Just what we need. Higher gas prices.
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Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:08:32 PM

Lawmakers should look at ways to cut there overinflated pay.
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ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:07:50 PM

This will not help get money for roads. People are spending less because of high prices and thus less money going toward taxes. If you raise it more the less you will get because there will be less buying. Find another solution.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:07:25 PM

I see a tax revolt coming to the US.
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:06:56 PM

How about balancing the budget?
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naspa
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:05:31 PM

Boring news. But what is the Granite State?
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txkrb
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:04:53 PM

They should hod the increase to 5 cents and then wait a several years years before they add another increase
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hammer219115
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:04:08 PM

Why don't lawmakers do something that will increase the money comming out of their pocket?
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txkrb
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:03:48 PM

southrob, trolling for points
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ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:01:57 PM

Heaven forbid we should cut spending
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southrob
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:59:37 PM

dhan
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gasmack
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:58:59 PM

It won't fly.
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:58:38 PM

Only a matter of time before its raised in most states
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kymechanic
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:56:23 PM

Raising taxes, governments answer to everything.
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vibdata
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:56:04 PM

Just because the OIL and GAS and BIG CAR and BIG GUV industries do it, does NOT mean that LITTLE GUV can do it to. There is enough criminal activity already. Please do not let local guys rip people off further. The money WON'T GO for roads. It will go for SHRIMP and BOOZE at the parties.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:55:13 PM

What? A politician or group of these sleezeballs hatching plans to fleece the public even more? I'm shocked! Shocked, I say.

It's like an otter swimming. It's what they do.

Revenues (taxes) are needed to support the investments (spending).

Politicker-speak.
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oppdetcon
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:51:57 PM

No more taxes...
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grt197
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:50:45 PM

ok got the news
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bston
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:50:01 PM

Next thing you know, they'll tax the tax!
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:48:15 PM

Stop taxes
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:44:56 PM

no more taxes
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nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:44:30 PM

gas is taxed enough. They cant get it by votes, so stab the gas. How about managing the budget.
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prassu2012
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:41:10 PM

its good news
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