Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

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The plan would raise the federal gas tax and diesel tax each by 12 cents over the next two years. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

(AP) -- Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.

The plan offered by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., would raise the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal gas tax and 24.4 cents-a-gallon...

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