States Consider Raising Gas Tax to Balance Budgets ... 332&page=1

One governor interested in this idea is Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, who wants to raise the state's gas tax by 19 cents, bringing it from 23 cents a gallon to nearly 43 cents a gallon. It would become the highest gas tax in the nation.

Patrick isn't the only governor considering it. Lawmakers in New Hampshire, Illinois, Oregon and Ohio are all looking to raise the gas tax, too.