Orange County Not Considering Gas Tax Increase

Date: May 06, 2014

Little Interest Despite Funding Needs

Orange County commissioners are expecting to continue renewing the county’s 6-cent per gallon gasoline tax, which is used to pay for local road needs. Under state law, the commissioners could raise the tax by a further 6 cents per gallon to deal with rising infrastructure costs and shrinking gasoline usage from more efficient vehicles. Nevertheless, county commissioners say there is little interest in an increase this year, despite what one called “pressing unfunded needs.”

What This Means For Small Business:

Small businesses are already taking a big hit from high gas prices, particularly businesses that run delivery services. Avoiding a further rise is beneficial.

Further Reading:

The Orlando (FL) Sentinel reports on the issue.

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