Critics battling gas tax

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High Five
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Opponents of Legislature-approved increases in gas taxes and vehicle fees have until Sept. 25 to collect 55,179 signatures to force a statewide vote.

Veteran tax-increase critic Don McIntire has teamed up with two former Republican state senators in an effort to force a statewide vote on a higher gasoline tax and vehicle fees approved by lawmakers earlier this year...

If there are enough signatures, which must be verified within 30 days of the deadline, the election will coincide with the May 18 primary. If there are not enough, or no signatures are submitted, the increases will take effect as scheduled — although the state gasoline tax, now 24 cents per gallon, will go up 6 cents only after two consecutive quarters of economic growth but no later than Jan. 1, 2011.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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