Drivers Will Pay The Price For Improved Roads

The state House has passed a bill designed to raise around 600-million-dollars a year for transportation through tax and fee increases. 

The bill would increase the gasoline tax by five-cents to 29-cents a gallon. 

The measure would also add a one-dollar a ride fee on all ride hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. 

The bill would also eliminate a sales tax exemption on rental car company fleet vehicles.

Protesters outside the State House last night say that the passage of the bill is "nothing more than the latest money grab by lawmakers."

Passage is expected in the Senate.

But Governor Baker has rejected all previous efforts to increase taxes and he is expected to reject this one too.

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