A caution on hiking ‘regressive’ gas tax

Report says any increase should be accompanied by measures to cushion blow

ADVOCATES HAVE LONG pointed to an increase in the state’s gas tax as a way to generate new revenue for transportation needs, often citing the much steeper increases in MBTA fares in recent years than in the state levy on fuel used by drivers. With the Legislature poised to consider new transportation revenue this fall,(...)

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