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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 10:00:23 AM

Wyoming's first fuel tax increase since 1998 has come into effect today, increasing the tax levied on a gallon of gasoline by a dime, even though it faced stiff opposition in the state legislature.

Wyoming officials have claimed that the increase in gasoline tax will net the state about $70 million more per year year with approximately two-thirds of that amount going to the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the rest being divided up between cities and counties. The increase will see taxes on each gallon rise from 14 cents to 24 cents.

Wyoming's current combined tax (including all levels of taxation- federal, state, and local) amounted to nearly 33 cents per gallon before the hike, the lowest of any of its neighbors...

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paulweb
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 9:06:50 AM

No matter what you call it, a tax is a tax is a tax.
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:57:15 AM

ya right, we wouldn't expect an immediate increase at the pump...lol..the greedy ones will increase 10 cents plus more over night...watch & see
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 12:48:48 PM

this will happen in more states , as they need the money to run their states.
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Clayton2000
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 7:35:12 AM

More government greed at work
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WEB0153
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 4:59:24 PM

tax & spend,
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:56:47 AM

so, what will they waste the extra 70 million on?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 6:56:23 AM

money makes the world go round, W-Dan, doesn't it?
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 4:13:09 PM

money money money
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MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 8:03:10 AM

ok as long as they keep the roads in good repair
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 6:55:31 AM

wang: of course, it's a PD BLOG.
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wang91554
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 12:25:21 PM

old
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packards42
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 10:30:27 AM

A percentage, indexing fuel taxes, that great news.
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stopforgas
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 8:50:59 AM

Another regressive tax. Feaux News and the Grand Oil Party should be dancing in the streets.
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 7:28:39 AM

Here in Montréal, gasoline taxes account for forty-nine cents per litre ($0.49/L). That's equal to about $1.85/US Gallon, since a US Gallon is equal to about 3.785L.
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pitamon
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:10:11 AM

Ok
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TommyBoy1950
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:08:39 AM

As fuel economy goes up and revenue for transportation goes down something has to be done so we can continue to have decent roads to drive on. Get a clue all of you moaners and groaners.
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bikerWI
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:08:00 AM

Wyoming had one of the lowest gas tax rates.
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fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:06:00 AM

What happens to the other 23.1 million?
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:05:22 AM

ok
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djp071158
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:03:35 AM

California's went up 3.5 cents. WY is a dime. Bet lots of people were filling up yesterday.
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ou812again
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:02:37 AM

more thieves
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silverfox63
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:02:17 AM

Seems like everyone is raising their gas taxes.
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smqua
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 6:00:45 AM

Old news
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raccoon2011
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:58:07 AM

old news
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shivarr
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:58:06 AM

ok
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:57:42 AM

Just glad I'm not in California or Wyoming! But the politicans here are pushing to increase gas taxes all the time so I'm sure I will get to pay soon enough!
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SteveMartin
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:57:40 AM

The liberals are getting out of hand.
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snky2k
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:57:17 AM

The gov't will ALWAYS raise taxes until they feel threatened by the electorate.
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chuckohio
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:55:51 AM

Stop raising taxes
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Hunter724
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:55:14 AM

OK..
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:55:01 AM

Guess they didn't want to be the lowest anymore.
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Lengas
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:54:16 AM

Sounds like another DC.
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w4kh
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:54:05 AM

From the ease of raising taxes (and slowing down recovery) it would seem that not many legislators ever had to take a basic course in economics
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neptune2008
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:49:18 AM

killing us
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:47:47 AM

So a gas tax is, in part, being divided to cities and counties? For what? Roads? Hmm... Let's hope there's no funny business happening here...
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turbodog
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:46:51 AM

Tax more spend more
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rjd1608
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:46:44 AM

Commented yesterday
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pfone1847
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:46:06 AM

No more taxes. We pay too much already and all our useless government does is waste the money.
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:42:22 AM

Ok
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:42:09 AM

Yesterday I was considering a move to cali4niyay but I've seen the light, y-o-ming here I come, perhaps.
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rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:41:10 AM

It would be nice to see what this tax will be used for.
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kirzon484
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:40:27 AM

we don't pay that percentage on other need items like food
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WEB0153
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:40:08 AM

ok
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SavingInNC
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:38:40 AM

We are all traced to death
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aburns20
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:36:53 AM

More taxes!
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gabisgram
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:35:10 AM

Wyoming trying to be the lapdog of California.
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:32:20 AM

yep, more taxes
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AvantiMick
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:30:01 AM

IF gas was 1.99, like it should be, we'd be OK with it.
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:28:13 AM

We certainly need the infrastructure upgrades across the country.
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Isea11
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:27:34 AM

Old article.
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:26:10 AM

oh boy!
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