Gas Nears $5 Per Gallon Average

Prices have surged past the $5 a gallon mark at many stations and averaged out at $4.96 in AAA’s latest survey, taking a bigger bite out of household and business budgets and hitting low-income residents hard.

Key Legislator: Gas Tax Key to Transpo Funding

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he’s waiting to learn more about a regional vehicle emission reduction pact before deciding how it will fit into his plan for transportation. But one of his top deputies said it hasn’t changed his mind about increasing the gas tax.