State highway patrols
struggle with big gas bills



July 24, 2008

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State highway patrols
struggle with big gas bills
State highway patrols<br> struggle with big gas bills HELENA, Mont. — In big, wide-open Montana, a state trooper might have to drive more than 100 miles to answer an emergency call, and routinely puts several hundred miles on the odometer in a day. With gasoline at $4 a gallon, all that driving is tearing up the Highway Patrol's budget.

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