• Vt gas tax set to increase almost 6 cents
    By
     | May 01,2013
     

    MONTPELIER ó The price of gasoline is about to go up in Vermont.

    On Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed the transportation budget, which contains the new tax.

    It will take effect today. The tax increase is 5.9 cents per gallon.

    The figure includes a new 2 percent assessment on the price of gas, while the per-gallon tax decreases by just under a penny.

    Officials changed the tax from a per-gallon levy to a percentage amount because declining use of gas has led to a decrease in revenues used to maintain roads and bridges.

    The price of diesel fuel is scheduled to increase by 2 cents July 1.

    MORE IN This Just In

    BERLIN — A Northfield man is accused of driving drunk in Berlin. Full Story

    MENDON — Vermont State Police say a one-car crash that left a vehicle... Full Story

    GUILFORD — Vermont fire investigators say an explosion that destroyed a... Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS