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Our View: Economy can't take another gas tax hike

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The economy is in a tailspin, and rising gas prices are as much to blame as anything.

But just when motorists thought it couldn't get any worse, a proposal to increase the federal gas tax has surfaced.

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The idea is to boost the current 18-cent tax to 40 cents, in an effort to gather more funds for repairs to the nation's bridges and roads.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi testified in Washington, D.C. on April 2 in favor of the move.

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