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Markell Proposes Higher Gas Tax In Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is proposing a 10-cent increase in Delaware's gas tax to pay for $500 million in additional spending on roads and bridges in Delaware.
    
In his State of the State address last week, Markell proposed investing $1.1 billion in the state transportation trust fund over the next five years. That's a $500 million increase over the current spending plan.
    
Markell and Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt held a news conference Wednesday to give more details on the plan.
    
Administration officials say the tax increase would cost a typical driver in Delaware about $57 more a year.
    
In addition to the gas tax increase, officials are proposing an additional $50 million in annual borrowing.
    
Officials say the infrastructure spending will improve safety, boost the economy and create jobs.

 

 

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