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GOP bill calls for posting gas tax on pumps

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican legislator is introducing a bill that would require state officials to post the gas-tax rate on fuel pumps.

Rep. Rob Hutton announced the bill Wednesday. The measure would require the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to design a sticker identifying the federal and state gas tax and place it on fuel pumps during annual inspections.

The current state gas tax is 32.9 cents a gallon. Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget would raise it to 38.9 cents a gallon and adjust it according to inflation each year. The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents a gallon.

Aides for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald didn’t immediately respond to emails inquiring about the bill’s chances.

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