Gas Tax Goes Up Today

Monday, Jul 1, 2013  |  Updated 8:26 AM EDT
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Gas Tax Goes Up Today

Consumer Bob Hansen

Gas prices jump today.

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Starting today, drivers in Connecticut are paying more for gasoline.

The state's gross receipts tax, or gas tax, is going up about 4 cents per gallon because of a measure the state put in place in 2005.

Meanwhile, the diesel tax is scheduled to increase 3.5 cents per gallon.

An American Petroleum Institute report from April 2013 put Connecticut’s state motor fuel taxes among the highest in the country, at 8.1 percent after the increase.

Before the increase, Connecticut drivers were paying 63.4 in state and federal excises taxes, while Hawaii pays 67.1, California pays 68.5 and New York pays 68.9.  

Last week, thousands of people signed a petition circulated by Republican lawmakers.

Check the lowest gas prices in the area through the NBC Connecticut gas tracker on Facebook.

Not on Facebook? You can also find them online here.

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