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(NECN: Justin Michaels) - Bay State lawmakers have reached an agreement on a new transportation bill.
But it could mean a higher cost for commuters.
The $500 million in new taxpayers’ dollars for transportation is the reality for smokers, drivers, and specifically people who drive in Western Mass. if the governor does sign the bill.
The bill would raise the gas tax by three cents and the cigarettes tax would be raised by one dollar to $3.53 per pack.
The proposal may also bring back additional tolls to the exits of the Mass Pike in Western Mass.
Justin Michaels has more.