Gasoline Tax Increase?

January 6, 2015
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gas pumps(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  With gas prices continuing to fall, state lawmakers could begin looking at raising the gas tax.

 

University of Utah Economist Natalie Gochnour [[ GOCK-ner ]] says many cities across the state need a tax increase to improve roads.  Utah’s gas tax has remained at 24-and-a-half cents per gallon since 1997.  Gochnour adds that the tax should increase by at least 11-cents-per-gallon to keep up with the times.  So far, 40 cities have asked lawmakers for help with transportation funding.

Pleasant View City Administrator Melinda Greenwood says they are in need of road improvements. {

 

Economist Gochnour [[ GOCK-ner ]] says the time is right for an increase in the state’s gas tax. {

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