States squeeze new revenue from existing taxes, while arguing they are not increases at all

  • Article by: PETER JACKSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 29, 2013 - 10:35 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — If Pennsylvania's Republican governor gets his way, the state will pay for $1.8 billion in transportation improvements largely by raising a wholesale tax on gasoline. Yet, his spokesman insists, "it's not a tax increase."

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wplettfanJun. 29, 1311:18 AM

I see no issue here. Pawlemty' and his "user fee" were way ahead of the curve when it comes to raising taxes without raising taxes.

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pitythefoolsJun. 29, 13 2:49 PM

It's not just States. In 2012, Eden Prairie implemented tiered water billing, in violation of M.S. 1967 § 444.075 Subdivision 3. Raising millions of dollars in new revenues during the drought. But the State Auditor won't even respond, and who can afford a lawsuit? I don't mind taxes being raised when necessary if politicians admit it. But underhanded tactics are not welcome.

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