Well that didn’t take long. The same day he “reluctantly” signed $1,000,000,000 in new taxes, Deval Patrick “hinted” at raising the gas tax. The Boston Globe has the story.
Patrick, whose earlier proposal for a 19-cent-per-gallon increase in the gasoline tax was largely ignored by the Legislature, continued to make the case yesterday that the tax could be necessary to put the state’s transportation network on sounder financial footing.
“We haven’t done that yet. We haven’t finished that work yet,” Patrick said, when asked if he would keep pushing for a gas tax. “And whether that’s the gas tax or something else, we’re going to have to face those issues, I think sooner rather than later.”
File under: “thank you sir, may I have another”?