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Connecticut average gas price hits $4 a gallon

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published March 16. 2012 10:22AM   Updated March 16. 2012 10:24AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — AAA says the average price of regular gas has topped $4 a gallon in Connecticut, and a state lawmaker is calling for a cap on the state's gross receipts tax on wholesale gas.

The motor club says the average price hit $4.006 a gallon Friday, up from $3.998 on Thursday. Connecticut is now tied with New York with the fifth-highest average price in the country. AAA says Hawaii tops the list at $4.46 a gallon, followed by California at $4.36, Alaska at $4.23 and Illinois at $4.11.

The national average price is $3.83 a gallon.

Republican Meriden state Sen. Len Suzio has proposed a bill that would cap the state's gross receipts tax on wholesale gas as long as the average price is above $3 a gallon.

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