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Gas tax revenue down, officials eye mileage levy

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Carpooling, higher fuel economy, hybrids and electric cars may be good for the environment, but they're bad for government transportation funding, which relies on gasoline and diesel taxes to help pay for the building and upkeep of roads and bridges. Now some states, including Vermont, are mapping out a possible alternative: taxing drivers not based on how much fuel is...

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