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Temporary 2-cent gas tax increase in Ga.

ATLANTA -- The sales tax on gasoline in Georgia will increase temporarily by 2 cents per gallon beginning December 1 in a delayed reaction to the price spikes which followed Hurricane Katrina, reported the Associated Press. But state officials said Wednesday the increase is unlikely to last more...

Legislation would require Fla. stations to have generators

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Governor Jeb Bush said earlier this week that there is clearly a need for gas stations to have generators for quick restoration of service after hurricanes and hinted he may support bills requiring that, but said the state should not pay for it, said the Associated Press. With...

Criminal charges filed against three N.Y. stations

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon and Nassau County Commissioner of Consumer Affairs Roger Bogsted announced yesterday the filing of criminal and administrative charges against three gas stations in New York. The stations are accused of cheating consumers in two...

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