Legislators Hear From Opponents Of Jet Fuel Tax

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(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is proposing a new tax on jet fuel.  The corporation, which runs T.F. Green Airport, estimates it can collect more than three-million dollars annually with the new tax, but says it would be offset by cutting other airline fees.  However, a trade group representing the airlines told lawmakers on Tuesday that the new tax could mean higher airfare and reduced service at T.F. Green.

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