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No, It’s Not Time To Increase The Gas Tax

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Earlier this week, a shocking headline was posted by an unlikely source. Rob Port of the SayAnythingBlog posted an article announcing his support of an increase in the gas tax. Port says: You may be wondering why a conservative with a preference for limited government is in favor of a tax hike. It’s an easy case to make… The best ...

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Study suggests increase of gas severance tax

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy has released a study suggesting that raising the state’s severance tax on natural gas liquids could increase revenue and help West Virginia profit from the use of the liquids in state. The study, which was released by the center on Wednesday, lays out a plan to increase the gas severance tax from ...

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Gas tax goes into effect, prices remain low

Maryland’s new gas tax goes into effect today, potentially breaking a nearly 100-day streak of an uninterrupted downward trending of gas prices. Despite the 3-cent per gallon increase in taxes, motorists can expect to continue to experience gas prices at the lowest they’ve been in more than five years. Ragina Cooper Averella, spokeswoman with AAA Mid-Atlantic, said gas prices have ...

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Pennsylvania townships wary of proposed shale gas tax

There are three basic themes to opposing a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s shale gas production, such as the one currently being proposed by gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf and vehemently opposed by incumbent Tom Corbett. There’s the burden on townships who stand to lose the impact fee they’ve been receiving for two years. There’s the possibility that landowners would have to ...

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