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Connecticut Increases Diesel Tax 44%

July 11, 2002

Truckers in Connecticut are upset about a large increase in the state's diesel fuel tax. Many states have been looking to fuel tax revenues to help shore up ailing transportation budgets in the face of a lackluster economy, but Connecticut's 44-percent increase seems to be the harshest. Effective Aug. 1, the state's fuel tax will jump 8 cents, from 18 cents per gallon to 26 cents.
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