Elko County gas tax increase 2.5 cents per gallon

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Updated: 12/06/2012 6:51 pm

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The price of gasoline is going up in Elko County.

The Elko County Commission voted 4-1 on Wednesday to increase the local gas tax by 2.5 cents to a total of 9 cents per gallon. That's the maximum county gas tax allowed under state law.

Elko Mayor Chris Johnson was among those to speak in favor of the increase due to the need for revenue for road construction and repair.

Commissioner Demar Dahl cast the lone "no" vote.

Towns and cities in Elko County also will receive a share of the money.

County officials say it will take a few months to implement the increase.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

 

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Speed - 12/7/2012 12:23 PM
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What is the REASON for the increase? The AMOUNT won't be that big a deal($1.25 to fill my truck's tank),but we should know what the increase in the gas TAX,as was specified in this article,is to be used for. Seems we never hear whether fuel price increases are on the COST of fuel or on TAXES charged to the consumer,and THAT'S a big deal.
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