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Patrick seeks hike of 19 cents in gas tax

Proposal could avert turnpike toll increase; Would also reorganize state transit agencies

Governor Deval Patrick's proposed increase in the gasoline tax could avert an increase in tolls at the Ted Williams Tunnel to $7 that is under consideration by the Turnpike Authority. Governor Deval Patrick's proposed increase in the gasoline tax could avert an increase in tolls at the Ted Williams Tunnel to $7 that is under consideration by the Turnpike Authority. (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/file)
By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / February 20, 2009

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After months of private rumination and public mixed signals, Governor Deval Patrick will propose a 19 cent increase in the state's gasoline tax today, in an attempt to solve the increasingly complex maze of problems confronting the state's aging and debt-ridden transportation system. (Full article: 1074 words)

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