Come on, Connecticut, get with the program

Those of you who live in Connecticut are no doubt familiar with Governor Malloy’s proposal to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 3 cents per gallon.  It would seem as if Connecticut prides itself on being one of the highest taxed states in the country.  But, if Maryland has its way, soon you may be taking a back seat in the “gasoline tax increase derby”.

It seems that Maryland is proposing an increase of 10 cents per gallon.  Oh, the humanity.

If this news is distressing to the folks in Connecticut, you can take some comfort in the words of Gian-Carl Casa, Governor Malloy’s undersecretary at the budget office.  When asked about the wisdom of raising taxes now, he said,

[b]ut at some point government has to come to grips with the needs of the state…

Gee, where have all your tax dollars raised in the past gone, if not for “the needs of the state”.  And, imagine how high your taxes can climb now that the governor’s office is finally coming to grips with “the needs of the state”.