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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:00 pm

The opponents of a sales tax for transportation, which will be on the ballot in August, often say there should be an increase in the state gasoline tax — let the users pay for improvements — rather than hit the people with a sales tax increase. The argument of “let the users pay for improvements” sounds appealing except under today’s circumstances it doesn’t hold air in a single tire.

An increase in the state gasoline tax, to begin with wouldn’t produce enough to meet highway and bridge needs unless it would be a 50-cent or $1 hike.

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