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Once the governor signs the bill, the new tax will go into effect by May 1.
In a 23-5 vote, Vermont Senate approves 7.5 cent per gallon tax on gas Friday; tax set to take effect on May 1.
Sen. Richard Mazza, the Democrat who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, also said he was “interested in it, because we have to be interested in it.”
Under the proposal, there would be a new 2 percent gas sales tax in June 2013, with no decrease in the excise per gallon tax. Then, in 2014, the sales tax would rise to 4 percent, just as there is a 6 cent reduction in the excise tax.
Retailers say gas tax will hurt businesses and send more drivers to New Hampshire for fuel.
The Vermont Agency of Transportation and Rutland Regional Planning Commission invite you to attend a forum on transportation. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Sue Minter will be leading a public meeting to gather feedback on the agency’s strategic goals, priorities and performance.
The state spiffed up all 180,000 square feet of the space it leases from insurance company based in Montpelier.
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This year alone Vermont will see a roughly $30 million gap in state transportation revenues.
“For the state to solve this problem [alone], we’d have to more than double what Vermonters are currently paying through a variety of sources – taxes and fees – to fund the transportation system. That’s simply not realistic,” Searles said.
THAT’S BRILLIANT! is an evening dedicated to ingenuity and creativity by Vermont inventors with a focus on the Vermont Winter Outdoors and new this year, presentations by the VT Agency of Transportation and Vermont Ski Safety.