- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Hoping to raise people’s awareness about fuel taxes, Americans for Prosperity have paid part of what people were paying for fuel at a Lincoln convenience store.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1GgkJqJ ) that the group paid 45 cents of the cost of each gallon pumped by the first 200 fuel customers at the U-Stop at 84th Street and Cornhusker Highway on Tuesday.

Matt Litt is Nebraska director for the organization, which advocates for smaller government. He says the 45 cents signifies what Nebraskans pay in state and federal gas taxes. The Legislature is considering a bill that would raise the state fuel tax by 6 cents a gallon over four years.

Litt says he expected the promotion would cost the group between $1,000 and $2,000.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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