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Gas tax increases considered in Santa Rosa Counties

ESCAMBIA & SANTA ROSA COUNTIES  --  Earlier this month a four cent gas tax was approved in Escambia County. The tax will help pay for the county's public bus transportation known as ECAT.
   
The money will generate roughly $730,000 a year for the bus system.
   
The tax goes into effect in January of next year. In Santa Rosa County, a six cent a gallon gas tax is being considered.
   
The revenues are used to pay for road maintenance.