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

  • 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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