Connecticut’s diesel fuel tax is already too high, and the increase will make this state an even more expensive place to do business, stated trucking association President Michael Riley, the Norwich Bulletin reported.
The Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association also issued a statement requesting the assembly to reconsider the hike, as well. The association which represents 800 member companies, has proposed a tax cap at $.49 per gallon.
“This would provide businesses in the state a predictable maximum tax on the diesel fuel which is consumed, Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association President Eugene Guilford Jr. wrote.
“Connecticut currently has the highest diesel fuel tax in the country, and it’s expected to rise to 51.2 cents per gallon from 46.2 cents on July 1, the trucking group said in a press release Tuesday,” The Norwich Bulletin reported.