Gas tax lacks support

It's your call

January 22, 1991

Callers to SUNDIAL do not want an added gas tax but do support a state takeover of the city zoo -- proposals that Gov. William Donald Schaefer made to the General Assembly last Friday in his annual State of the State address.

Most respondents (66 percent, or 364 of the 554 callers) opposed Schaefer's proposal to add a 5 percent tax on gasoline to the existing state tax of 18 1/2 cents a gallon. Thirty-four percent (190 callers) supported the added gas tax.

Of 510 callers, 367 (72 percent) did not agree with Schaefer's plan for a state takeover of the operation of the City Jail, while 143 callers (28 percent) supported the proposal.

Three hundred fifteen (62.5 percent) of 504 callers supported Schaefer's plan for the state to take over the operating costs of the city zoo; 189 (37.5 percent) opposed it.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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