David A. Lieb

Government, Business, Safety

States Eye Federal Cash, Go Slow on Road Taxes

State Road Illinois road construction. (Seth Perlman/Associated Press)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on in recent years.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
May 3, 2021
Government

Trump Tries New Approach for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Construction on the Interstate 69 and Interstate 610 interchange in Houston in July 2019. Construction on the Interstate 69 and Interstate 610 interchange in Houston in July 2019. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

In another election year, Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other infrastructure. This time, the president is proposing to rely fully on federal spending.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
February 21, 2020

Ark. Senate Committee Endorses Truck Tax, Sets Up Showdown

An Arkansas Senate panel endorsed a plan Friday that would tax big trucks for each mile traveled, setting up a showdown over the best way to fund millions of dollars worth of highway improvements.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
March 8, 1999

Latest Arkansas Highway Proposal Would Impose 4.5% Gas Tax

All varieties of roads, from interstates to city streets, would get a share of the wealth generated by a newly proposed 4.5 percent wholesale tax on diesel and gasoline fuels.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
February 17, 1999

Arkansas Gov. Pitches Highway Plan

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee began pitching his interstate repair program Tuesday to state House members, many of whom questioned why they should support it.

David A. Lieb | Associated Press
January 28, 1999