Quantcast
  

Saturday, April 19, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Gas tax increase measure stays alive at Council

By Star-Advertiser Staff

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 08:04 p.m. HST, Apr 20, 2011


The City Council has advanced a proposal to increase the city’s gasoline tax by 1 cent to 17.5 cents per gallon.

The move comes as gas prices reach record highs in Honolulu and around the state.

Budget Chairman Ernie Martin said he had grave concerns on hiking the fuel tax, but asked councilmembers to keep the measure alive as an option for balancing the budget in the event that the state scoops some or all of the county’s traditional share of funds.

The 1-cent increase for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is part of a 6-cent per gallon increase phased in over three years.

Honolulu’s fuel tax is second-highest in the state, behind Maui County’s 16 cents per gallon. Kauai County taxes fuel at 13 cents a gallon and the Big Island rate is 8.8 cents a gallon.

The Council voted 7-2 on keeping the fuel tax measure alive. Councilmen Ikaika Anderson and Tom Berg voted in opposition.







 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News