If you've been driving in the Lewiston-Auburn area recently, you might have seen black and white signs reading 'Tear down these tolls'. These signs are in support of legislation introduced by a State Senator from Auburn.

Senator Eric Brakey from Auburn introduced a bill that would allow anyone who drive the Maine Turnpike to be credited on their state income tax a penny for every mile driven on the turnpike.

Those behind the road signs point out the $5.50 cost of a round trip from Lewiston to Portland on the Maine Turnpike compared to $2for the same length of commute from Biddeford to Portland. There are not tolls to travel from Brunswick to Portland.