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West Virginia house backs expanded road repairs, taxes

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's House has voted to quickly ramp up road repairs and reconstruction across the state supported by a higher gasoline tax, raised sales tax on car sales and higher motor vehicle fees.
    
The bill approved 59-32 on Friday is expected to raise more than $100 million a year.
    
It would also support bonding for Gov. Jim Justice's proposed highway rebuilding program, an economic stimulus proposal that requires voter approval.
    
The variable minimum wholesale gas tax would rise 3.5 cents a gallon, the vehicle sales tax increase from 5 to 6 percent and the annual vehicle registration fee rise from $30 to $40.
    
The Senate passed similar legislation.
    
However, the House version has lower tax and fee increases.
    
The differences have to be reconciled.
    
It could take effect July 1.

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