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State dime-a-gallon gas tax hike closer to vote

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central

State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to asking voters to hike what they pay every time they fill up their cars and trucks.

On a 7-1 margin the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approve a measure to place a dime-a-gallon hike in the state’s gasoline tax on the 2018 ballot. If approved, it would be the first hike in the current 18-cent tax since 1991.

HCR 2011 would also impose a similar increase on the 26-cent tax paid by heavy-duty diesel trucks.

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