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No suspension of state gas taxes for now in Oregon

A gas station in Portland, where a gallon of regular inched towards $5. In several states, legislators are trying to suspend gas taxes to lower prices. (Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

Oregon won’t join other states in considering a pause to state gas taxes, for now, according to Charles Boyle, deputy communications officer for Gov. Kate Brown.

Legislators in more than a dozen states are proposing temporary gas tax holidays or rebates to counter the rising cost of fuel for individual consumers and businesses. A measure to suspend the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon is being proposed by Democrats in the U.S. Senate.

If passed, it would pause the federal gas tax until next January. 

In an email, Boyle said that Brown, “understands a . . .