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NH Senate approves gas tax hike of 4 cents

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Senate has approved a measure to raise the state's gas tax by 4 cents a gallon.

The vote on Thursday was 14-9.

If approved by the House and signed into law, the 18 cent tax would rise about 4 cents per gallon in July. It has not been increased since 1991 and is the lowest in New England. That increase is projected to raise $32 million annually for road improvements and the Department of Transportation.

A provision was eliminated that would have automatically increased the tax every four years based on the Consumer Price Index.

Gov. Maggie Hassan had said if a consensus is reached on a tax increase, she will sign it.

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