fuel tax

Government, Fuel, Business

Montana Voters Support Raising Fuel Taxes

A majority of 800 Montana voters surveyed last month favored raising taxes on diesel and gasoline to help pay for the state’s roads and bridges. In the poll commissioned by the Montana Chamber of Commerce, 52% of the voters supported the increase with 41% opposed.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Missouri Highway Commissioner Says Fuel-Tax Increase Doubtful This Year


CLINTON, Mo. — Missouri Highway Commissioner Greg Smith told the Missouri Highway 13 Corridor Coalition not to expect a fuel-tax increase to pass the Legislature this year.

Sue Sterling | The (Warrensburg, Mo.) Daily Star-Journal
March 16, 2016
Fuel, Business

Different Paths May Take Miss., Minn. Down Same Road to Higher Fuel Tax

Mississippi hasn’t raised its fuel taxes since 1987. Minnesota did it just eight years ago. However, both might be on the verge of doing so as lawmakers look to fix transportation funding shortfalls at a time of record low fuel prices.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Alaska Fuel Tax Bill Moves With Trucking Industry Support

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Gov. Bill Walker’s bill to increase state fuel taxes has support from some industry groups it would directly affect, including the Alaska Trucking Association.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
February 25, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Georgia Truck Association, Carriers Sue Over Local Fuel Sales Tax

The Georgia Motor Truck Association and three carriers have filed a class action lawsuit against the state Department of Revenue alleging that a new law allowing cities and counties to impose a 1% per-gallon fuel sales tax is unconstitutional.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2015
Government, Fuel, Business

GOP Congressman Proposes Fuel Tax Increase

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Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) introduced legislation that would raise federal fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon, and index the new rate to inflation as a way to ensure the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2015
Government, Fuel, Business

Rep. Petri Supports Bill That Would Raise Fuel Taxes

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Tom Petri (R-Wis.), the outgoing chairman of the subcommittee on highways, said he will become a co-sponsor of a bill that would increase federal fuel taxes to support the nation’s transportation system.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2014
Fuel, Business

Voltmann: $100 Billion a Year Needed for Infrastructure


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Congress needs to raise fuel taxes in upcoming legislation, then deal with the longer-term problem of finding a new way to fund highway infrastructure, the president of the Transportation Intermediaries Association said Sept. 23.

Bruce Harmon | News Editor
September 23, 2014
Government, Business, Fuel

Connecticut Diesel Tax Will Drop Slightly on July 1

Truckers buying fuel in Connecticut will get a bit of a break starting July 1 when the state tax on diesel drops 0.4 cents per gallon.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2014
Fuel, Business

ATA Willing to Back New Options to Solve Highway Funding Crisis

American Trucking Associations said it would support such measures as a tax on crude oil, a national highway fee on cars and trucks and repatriation of corporate profits held overseas to pay for highways, given the transportation funding crisis and Congress’ refusal to raise fuel taxes.    

May 26, 2014