It’s likely that Vermonters will pay more for gas and diesel fuel in about 10 days.
That’s because the Senate approved legislation increasing those taxes, and legislative leaders are seeking quick compromise with the House.
That’s because they want the tax hikes to be in place at the beginning of May.
The vote in the Senate was 23-5.
The Senate plan imposes a 4 percent sales tax on gasoline. Senate Transportation Chairman Dick Mazza says it’s critical to move away from the current per-gallon tax because of declining gas sales.