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Senator Mike Doherty Senator Mike Doherty (R-23)
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October 17, 2016
Doherty Joining as Sponsor of Bill to Repeal the Gas Tax Hike

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23 Cent/Gallon Gas Tax Increase Takes Effect in Two Weeks

Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) will join as a co-prime sponsor of legislation to repeal the 23 cent per gallon gas tax increase that is set to take effect on November 1st.

Sen. Mike Doherty will join as sponsor of a bill to repeal the 23 cent/gallon gas tax increase that will take effect on Nov. 1st. (Wikimedia Commons)

The repeal legislation was announced by Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) immediately following the Governor’s approval of the gas tax increase on Friday.

“I fought against the gas tax increase every step through the legislative process, and I’ll continue fighting against it now that’s it been signed into law,” said Doherty. “We’re not spending the gas taxes we already collect wisely, so it’s not fair to ask drivers to pay more.”

I've joined the effort to repeal the 23 cent/gallon gas tax increase that's taking effect in two weeks. You can join the effort too by signing and sharing this petition:

Posted by Mike Doherty on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Doherty has long called for a study to examine excessive state transportation costs. He is the sponsor of S-1888, which would create the “State Transportation Cost Analysis Task Force.”

A new petition to repeal the gas tax increase has been signed more than 7,500 times since it was launched Friday evening.

“From the calls and emails I’m getting, I know my constituents are outraged by the gas tax increase,” added Doherty. “They don’t know how they’re going to pay for it, and they shouldn’t have to.”

The petition in support of the legislation to repeal the gas tax increase can be signed at

“I encourage everyone who doesn’t want to pay more at the pump to sign the petition to repeal the gas tax increase,” added Doherty. “If we can drive the petition numbers high enough, more legislators may start to pay attention and join the repeal effort.”

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