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Gov. Shumlin does not support tax on heat

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

A proposal to increase a tax on heating fuels does not have the support of Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Lawmakers are looking at a 10- to 12-cent tax per gallon on fuel to raise an estimated $16 million to help weatherize the homes of low-income Vermonters.

The governor's spokeswoman says he does not support that plan, noting that the governor has already proposed a way to fund efficiency, weatherization and fuel assistance by taxing break-open tickets.

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