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Lawmakers push for federal gasoline tax hike to replenish National Highway Trust Fund

The bill would by 15 cents a gallon

The bill would by 15 cents a gallon over the next three years in an effort. (April 23, 2014 6:14 PM)

Lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would hike the federal gasoline tax to replenish the National Highway Trust Fund.

The bill would raise the tax by 15 cents a gallon over the next three years.

Officials say the highway fund, established in 1920 to bankroll road and rail projects, may go broke by the fall.

Marc Herbst, of the Long Island Contractors Association, says the federal...

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