New Laws Take Effect Wednesday 

Get ready to start paying a little more for gas and diesel…and to reinstate a suspended driver’s license or vehicle registration.A couple new laws go into effect on Wednesday.Maine’s gas and diesel fuel taxes will rise by one point one cent per gallon.There were efforts during this year’s legislative session to increase the tax further to address deteriorating road conditions,but they were rejected by lawmakers.Another new law raises the cost of restoring a suspended driver’s license or registration. The fees will rise from 35 to 50 dollars to reinstate a suspended driver’s license or vehicleregistration.Beyond raising money, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the change sends a strong message that drivers should behave safely inorder to keep their driving privileges intact.