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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 9:40:45 AM

While millions of Americans are celebrating the New Year, one state will be raising state taxes on motor gasoline. Pennsylvania, a state in desperate need of a boost in funding for highways, bridges, and roads, passed a bipartisan bill that will raise the state gasoline tax to nearly 41-cents per gallon from approx. 31-cents per gallon in 2013. The 9.5-cent jump in gasoline is less than the 13ct/gal jump in diesel taxes.

According to sources, many fuel stations are expected to pass along the increase in gas taxes the moment it hits, which would be similar to what motorists in Virginia saw this past July.

Counter to Virginia, which actually lowered its gasoline tax while boosting sales tax, the move in Pennsylvania is likely...

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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 12:34:27 AM

Old..
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 12:33:06 AM

Yep
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theocean
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 4:14:39 PM

old news
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PAA64
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:22:47 AM

interesting
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bklynse
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 12:02:12 PM

This is a huge scam on a state that is already suffering economically!
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mbfd302
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 12:28:39 AM

hopefully the road taxes will actually go to fixing the roads.
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 9:14:39 PM

oops...
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Ebaz
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 8:28:56 AM

No new taxes
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 6:16:19 AM

always sticking it to the average Joe.
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:18:31 PM

Hoorayyy
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Raider44
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 3:19:41 PM

We're number one - in taxes!
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Edpap
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 1:04:53 PM

This was done to Pennsylvanians by a Republican governor, Tom Corbett, who still claims it isn't a tax increase. He thinks any electorate that voted Obama in twice are idiots.....unfortunately that is absolutely true, only idiots would elect Obama twice, but we are smart enough to know he is the one taking the extra $2 out of our wallets every time we fill up.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 5:48:15 AM

squirrel: good answer!
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 5:40:35 PM

reb4 asks:

"How does one prepare for higher taxes?"

Well, I guess that there are many possible answers to that question, but probably the best ones all suggest you choose between Vaseline or KY, as suits your individual compression ratio.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 5:25:09 AM

shasta: just b/c it's happening on the East Coast doesn't mean it won't come to a pump near you sooner than later, too.
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shasta2e
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 10:48:26 PM

glad I don't live in Pennsylvania, but here in Washington a couple years ago we got a 5 cent tax per gallon cuz the fat heads in Olympia DON'T know how to budget them selves.
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UncleRevs
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 10:03:50 PM

How long will it take to divert money to other projects? No time at all. It's in the bill that raised the tax. Money is diverted to mass transit, hiking trails and cycling plus education about cycling, hiking, etc.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 6:58:10 AM

in fact, local authorities have already made it clear, they want a 5 cent raise in the local gas tax.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 12:03:45 AM

pez: don't hold your breath. FL will be on the list in the near future. Some areas already are planning tax hikes for gasoline sales.
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pezbep
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:40:11 PM

glad I live in FL
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 8:18:19 AM

Happy New Year, PA!
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:06:32 AM

I don't understand.

Why do their roads need fixing?

Wasn't one of Obozo's excuses to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure repair? You know... all those "shovel-ready" projects he talked about!

The whole nation should have roads that glisten and sparkle in the sunlight, given the vast sum of money that Obozo has blown recklessly.
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ILVET
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:05:53 AM

Hopefully the money will be spent on the roads and bridges.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:04:05 AM

How does one prepare for higher taxes?
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Petrock
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:02:09 AM

And the politicians and contractors can celebrate while us drivers pay, pay, pay. Wonder how long it will take the politicans to divert these new taxes to something other than highway construction?
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:01:58 AM

ok
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sappie
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 6:01:57 AM

oh well join the party.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:58:47 AM

Too bad
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:58:11 AM

Nice.
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jppezz
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:56:34 AM

I don't live there and IF I DRIVE THRUOGH I WON'T BUY GAS THERE.
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LeeFree
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:56:32 AM

A lot of stations near Pittsburgh went up 10 cents already and will go up 10 more tomorrow. Glad I filled up Sunday for $3.35/gal.
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chuckohio
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:55:23 AM

Stop raising taxes.
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devildog66
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:54:23 AM

Gas went up 10 cents a gallon yesterday here in central PA. It is too bad that too many hands will touch this added money in Harrisburg before PennDot gets any.
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jflabbe96
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:53:16 AM

Stations are already raising their prices in anticipation of this. Little bit of gouging going on since this tax has not yet hit the gas.
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drbogenbroom
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:52:09 AM

Elected officials - elected by the people.
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TooLittle2Late
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:49:25 AM

In this economy that is pathetic. It gets worse as everything is going up too in 2014! This country will never recover, but I don't think the federal or state governments care as long as they get their money, they are like robbers.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:48:35 AM

them lawmakers are a smilin.. can't wait to spend it...
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BEngr
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:47:43 AM

Well this will help fund the state highway program. This will also increase the amount of sales tax collected by the cities & counties too.
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AvantiMick
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:47:08 AM

Screwing the consumer!
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gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:42:58 AM

going to top off before 2014 arrives
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f4driver
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:41:55 AM

Yesterday's news.
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irish15pilot
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:41:03 AM

I agree. It MUST be used for its intended purpose.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:40:08 AM

fill er up today
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:38:30 AM

If they would just use the gas tax money for roads and not use if for other purposes then they probably wouldn't have to raise the tax!
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:38:29 AM

just can't wait can they?????
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:36:13 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:31:06 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:30:38 AM

Yikes.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:30:30 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 5:29:38 AM

Okay
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