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Rhode Island Governor Vetoes 2-Cent Fuel Tax Hike

June 27, 2002

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Almond vetoed a proposed budget that would have included a 2-cent diesel and gasoline fuel tax increase. Almond called the budget "a fiscal nightmare" and a "policy disaster" and criticized it for what he called $200 million of overspending, along with the fuel tax hike.Almond called on the Legislature to reconvene before June 12 to reconsider the budget. The Senate passed the budget May 31. The spending plan gained House approval May 29. A 2-cent fuel tax hike would increase Rhode Island's levy on diesel to 31 cents per gallon, the highest in the nation. Pennsylvania's 30.9-cent fuel tax is currently the most expensive, the Department of Energy said.
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