Orange County Not Considering Gas Tax Increase

Date: May 06, 2014 Last Edit: September 07, 2016

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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

Further Reading:

The Orlando
(FL) Sentinel

reports on the issue.

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