Is Connecticut Crazy?
With fuel prices finally coming down, Connecticut is now going to raise the tax on diesel fuel another five cents on July 1st. With the industry just starting to recover, don't you think the state should look somewhere else for more income?
According to News 7 (WTNH):
"Connecticut's trucking industry is crying out, saying enough is enough..."
"It's killing them, the diesel's going up and up and they're making the same money, and you know, most of that money is going on the diesel," said Rolando Santos, Elizabeth, NJ, "and now they're taking about raising it another five cents? That's crazy."
Tax on diesel fuel in Connecticut is already $0.46 per gallon making average fuel costs about $4.16 per gallon.
Read the entire story here: http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/politics/truck-drivers-upset-over-diesel-tax-hike#.T-II5hfOyzk