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Should Maine cut its gasoline tax?

As prices at the pump soar to more than $4 a gallon across Maine — a spike that’s been fueled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — some are calling on the state to enact measures such as cutting the gas tax to provide relief to motorists. Lawmakers this week began eyeing a number of relief measures related to home heating assistance even as fuel prices continue to surge.

Paul LePage, the former Republican governor who’s once again running for the top job in Maine state government, said recently he proposes a 50% cut to the state gas tax until the beginning of the summer tourist season. The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents a gallon and Maine’s state tax is 30 cents a gallon.

But what do you think? Should the state consider cutting its gas tax? Take the poll and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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