Motorists take advantage of a price of $1.99 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at the Petroleum Service Corp. gas station in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Jan. 11, 2016. Pennsylvania’s gas taxes are among the nation’s highest and similar to those in California.
Motorists take advantage of a price of $1.99 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at the Petroleum Service Corp. gas station in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Jan. 11, 2016. Pennsylvania’s gas taxes are among the nation’s highest and similar to those in California. Mark Moran The Associated Press
Motorists take advantage of a price of $1.99 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at the Petroleum Service Corp. gas station in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Jan. 11, 2016. Pennsylvania’s gas taxes are among the nation’s highest and similar to those in California. Mark Moran The Associated Press
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Dan Walters: Gas prices drop, gas taxes also

February 01, 2016 03:55 PM

UPDATED February 02, 2016 12:46 AM

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