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No Plans Now To Lift State Gas Tax To Give Consumers A Break

While a stop at the local gas pump this past week might have sent area drivers into a meltdown, one can hope that the price has topped out.

Some state lawmakers or governors from such states as Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin and New Mexico are encouraging either state or federal suspension of taxes at the gas pump to help residents deal with the rising price of gas – but that may not be the case in Nebraska, where the state gas tax was a 28 cent chunk of the average gas price of $3.93 on Monday, May 14.

An email from Gov. Pete Ricketts to the Observer said: "There's...