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Crist: Lawmakers should cut gas taxes



Appearing on a Miami radio show Wednesday morning, Gov. Charlie Crist suggested legislators temporarily suspend gasoline taxes this summer (an idea that motorists would like, but would siphon millions out of the state road-building fund). Speaking by phone on Caracol Radio 1260, Crist said: "It's ridiculous to me what's being charged at the pump. This might be a way to alleviate costs for families." Crist said "a good start" would be to suspend gas taxes for a week. Lawmakers did this once a few years ago, but not since.   

-- Shannon Colavecchio-Van Sickler

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:51am]


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