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GOP legislators seek to fight gas law with ballot effort

A group of Republican state lawmakers and activists said Tuesday that they hope to place a measure on the 2014 ballot that would repeal a state law triggering automatic increases in the gas tax when inflation rises.

The activists described the law, which was recently signed by Governor Deval Patrick, as a “forever tax,” since increases in the tax would not need approval by the Legislature.

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