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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 11:21:21 AM

When so many states try to extract higher gas taxes from us it's especially refreshing when a politician tries -and succeeds- in reducing them. That's what Connecticut State Senator Len Suzio has done.

Suzio organized rallies around the state to inform consumers and get 5,000 petition signatures so that a bill he introduced could effectively reduce what has become the highest taxed gasoline in the nation. That's right, Connecticut residents are paying 53 cents per gallon in state taxes alone. Add the federal tax (18.4 cents per gallon) and it places Connecticut at the top of a list where nobody wants to be, with a combined tax of 71.4 cents per gallon; 4 cents more than both New York and California.

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2parrots
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:05:27 AM

Not reading the posts .This "news"is so old Sen. Suzio is no longer in office.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 12:11:44 AM

Yep
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2parrots
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Message Posted: May 28, 2014 10:25:20 AM

Read my posts of 5/14 & 5/19 .2 years old & counting.
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 7:28:49 PM

That's a novel idea. Limit how much taxes a people should have to pay. Most politicians hate this way of thinking.
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Zumbaguy
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Message Posted: May 27, 2014 9:25:02 AM

Len is running for office again.
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 2:43:45 PM

OLD OLD OLD news
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Royski
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 10:51:14 AM

2012 "News" article?
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Raider44
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 11:17:02 PM

wow...over two years old!
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 1:25:08 AM

Slow Day?
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2parrots
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Message Posted: May 19, 2014 10:13:58 AM

Who is posting this 2 year old "news"??? . Sen. Suzio is no longer representing Connecticut
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 8:06:25 PM

We need smaller government with limited spending. The more control they have over our wallets, the more control they have over us.
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agrico
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 1:46:37 AM

got to stop someday
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 1:13:17 AM

Great
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2parrots
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 11:05:30 AM

Read the date .This article is over 2 years old
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:46:56 PM

ok
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 9:50:43 AM

Keep it up.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:57:22 AM

albert: do they teach punctuation in Canada?
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albert2008
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 8:50:08 AM

it doesnt matter much they just change the rules when they want
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2012 6:01:31 AM

CooB: yea, but who pumps only 1 gallon? Perhaps a motorcyclist, but the average vehicle driver gets 10 gallons or more (unless someone has to ration the gas money, then they may get $10, i.e. 2.5 gallons at a time).
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CooBrang
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2012 8:08:47 PM

Well, a 1.5 cents per gallon savings would not be very much if all you did was pump only a gallon when you visit a gas station...
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skybiker
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:15:24 PM

Maybe there is still hope for Connecticut....
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 8:21:15 PM

With the rate that the price of gas is going up, perhaps there is little need for having the secret tax.

When ever I have traveled around Connecticut it was by train. That way, I did not have to worry about the price of gas.
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my2002m
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 7:30:01 PM

It will be temporary at best. They will continue to go up.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 7:00:52 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Bill G.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 6:13:27 PM


Oh how exciting, I'll be saving 1.5¢ a gallon! The article did not mention that this tax change expires next year, and then it will actually go UP! And the "2 for 2" tax break will NEVER happen. I can guarantee it won't, not when the state is running a deficit. By the way' it is "Dannel" Malloy, not "Daniel". He's an idiot either way.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 5:29:30 PM

Wins Battle To Cap Taxes? - it's not much of a price reduction but it will help some, so people can drive down the road a little more.
Fuel taxes are for the Repair or Replacement of Roads and Bridges Only! Fuel taxes are Not to be placed in the state's general fund OR spent on other items. If more states would spend the fuel taxes the way they should, the nations roads and bridges would be in much better shape.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost, if possible.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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puinsai808
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 1:21:21 PM

It cannot be done.
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Galmar352
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:52:07 PM

Too bad it's not in Texas!!
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W5IEM
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:34:47 PM

Finally a small victory for gasoline buyers...
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HYEgasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:33:20 PM

Great..I wish they would do that in CA.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:28:56 PM

A step in the right direction.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:27:08 PM

They the Government is getting away with highway robbery led by OBAMAMAN!
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:21:03 PM

I wish Indiana had someone with that kind of guts!
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:12:35 PM

Good for him ...I'd vote for the guy!!! Surprised Conn. is highest tax, over Calif. & NY but hey, I'm Cdn - used to even higher taxes. Calif. is facing 4.34/gal avgs while Conn. is only $4.10 but we have $5.22/gal US avgs here (by Gasbuddy charts) but I calc. them to be $5.32+/gal US ($1.401/L x 3.8). Don't understand the tax math here though...they'll save 1.5 cents/gal., they pay 53 cents /gal. & the cap is half that. Shouldn't they save about $.25/gal???
buck_on_bass, you're half-right...we wouldn't not only hold them accountable but not vote for them & be less happy with this Big oil in bed with gov't & acting like a monopoly situation.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 12:06:13 PM

We need him in Oregon.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:16:54 AM

Many governments want to hide the taxes on product to avoid too many people insisting on accountability for the moneys collected.
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matthwbar
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:16:35 AM

Now, that's different...
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:15:36 AM

How much is their sales tax?
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:06:11 AM

"Good. We can all get all terrain vehicles because after a few years, that's what we'll need to drive on what's left of the roads."

That is no insignificant component driving the selection of SUVs today.

A real big problem is that highway taxes paid on fuel used off-road is SUPPOSED to be used to support off-road projects. Some is used for boat docks but very little is used to create or maintain ATV and motorcycle trails. Most gets diverted into building parks and sidewalks. These funds are handled differently by each state, but all treat them as free pork.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:05:48 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:05:20 AM

it's great to find someone who is willing to stand up and say eneough is enough. Especially when it's a politician.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:04:32 AM

This is good for Connecticut.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 11:01:45 AM

Good. We can all get all terrain vehicles because after a few years, that's what we'll need to drive on what's left of the roads.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:59:49 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:57:37 AM

good news
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:57:06 AM

Ya
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DrLyon
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:56:59 AM

Capping is great...
Is someone fixing the roads????
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:56:43 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:55:48 AM

Politicians = Taxes
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:55:29 AM

Maybe the president heard this.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 10:55:16 AM

With most, if not all, political jurisdictions having budget battles and deficits, good luck trying to reduce taxes, especially gas taxes. They're almost like "sin" taxes on alcohol and cigarettes. Make weed legal and tax it. Then tax massage studios, the rub & tug ones, not the legitimate ones.
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