More Than 100 Pa. Truckers Take Fuel Price Protest Convoy to State Capitol

By: AP
By: AP

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - More than 100 truckers and others are
rallying on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol asking lawmakers
to cut state taxes on their fuel.
Some truckers have been driving around the Capitol and honking
their horns.
Protest organizer Mark Kirsch says truckers are being squeezed
by the high cost of diesel fuel at the same time consumers face
higher prices for gasoline and home heating oil.
State taxes amount to 32 cents a gallon for gasoline and 38
cents a gallon for diesel.
The state says it needs the tax revenue to repair roads and

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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