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.