May 19, 2014

Coakley’s Guess Tax

WCVB’s “On The Record” quizzed Martha Coakley on the state’s gas tax this past Sunday. When asked how many cents/gallon the tax is, Coakley looked confused and took a wild guess of 10 cents.

She was way off. The state actually taxes each gallon of gas 24 cents. The gas tax has been a constant debate in Massachusetts over the past few years. As Attorney General, Coakley’s office even had to certify a ballot question that may allow voters this fall to repeal a new law that ties gas tax increases to inflation.