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

    MONTPELIER 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.

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