Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Question 1

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To the Editor:

As the General election approaches, voters should be aware that the Legislature enacted a law that links gasoline tax increases to inflation. The Legislature will never have to vote on the gasoline tax rate again. It’s tied to inflation and is a never ending tax increase. The current 24-cents-per-gallon state tax will go up and up — forever. If this continues, what other taxes and fees will follow the same method of implementing via tax indexing !

But voters can change that by voting yes on ballot Question 1. This will not change the current gas tax rate, but will require that the Legislature vote each time it desires to raise it — taxation with representation.

On Nov. 4, vote yes on ballot Question 1 to repeal the automatic annual gasoline tax increase.

The choice is ours; let’s not allow the Legislature the opportunity to ignore the reasons they are elected in the first place, that is fiscal responsibility with our tax dollars.

Ralph Belmore

Marlborough