gas tax

Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Florida Gov. DeSantis Wants Six-Month State Gas Tax Halt Next Year

Florida Gov. DeSantis Wants Six-Month State Gas Tax Halt Next Year A tanker truck filling the tank of a Shell gas station. (TT File Photo)

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Nov. 22 he wants to zero out the state’s gas tax for six months and deliver $1 billion of tax relief at the pump so Florida residents can deal with rising costs that are eating into their household budgets.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
November 22, 2021
Government, TCA

Missouri Transportation Officials Seek Approval for Raises

Missouri Department of Transportation workers at a job site Average salary for Missouri Department of Transportation workers ranks 49th in the country according to OpenPayrolls. (MoDOTvideo/YouTube)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation is requesting a $70 million infusion of cash to boost the pay of its workforce and hire more employees.

Kurt Erickson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 15, 2021
Business, Fuel, TCA

Gas, Diesel Will Be Cheaper in New Jersey Come Oct. 1

A Sunoco employee fills a vehicle with gas at the Cheesequake Rest Area in South Amboy, N.J. A Sunoco employee fills a vehicle with gas at the Cheesequake Rest Area in South Amboy, N.J. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press)

New Jersey’s gasoline tax will drop 8.3 cents to 42.4 cents a gallon on Oct. 1 after drivers were forced to pay more at the pump a year ago, state officials announced Aug. 24.

Matt Arco | NJ.com
August 26, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Won’t Accept Gas Tax in Latest Infrastructure Plan

President Biden and wife Jill President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden walk on the Ellipse June 20 after returning from Delaware. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden still sees sticking points in a draft bipartisan Senate infrastructure plan, as top aides warned June 21 that they continue to explore other legislative pathways and will not support certain tax increases as part of a final deal.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2021
Government, Business

Biden’s Rejection of Gas Tax Casts Doubt on Infrastructure Deal

President Joe Biden President Joe Biden, speaking before signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, does not want to raise taxes on people earning less than $400,000 a year. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa via Bloomberg News)

The White House reiterated President Joe Biden’s opposition to indexing the gasoline tax to inflation to help pay for an infrastructure plan, raising new questions about the viability of a bipartisan compromise emerging in the Senate.

June 18, 2021
Government, Business

Pay-as-You-Go Surprise: GOP Backs VMT Fees While Democrats Balk

A construction worker on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. A construction worker on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The debate over how to pay for the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems is leading some normally anti-tax Republicans to embrace higher levies on motorists — even a new one based on miles driven instead of fuel purchased.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
June 11, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Gas-Tax Indexing to Fund Infrastructure Gains Senate Momentum

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is in support of indexing the gasoline tax to a measure of inflation. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is in support of indexing the gasoline tax to a measure of inflation. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Republican and Democratic senators said June 10 they were open to considering the first change in the national gasoline tax since 1993 to help fund a bipartisan infrastructure spending package they plan to propose to President Joe Biden.

June 10, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

In California, Gas Taxes Are Rising While Repairs Are Lagging

Rush-hour traffic eastbound on the 91 freeway heading into the Inland Empire in Corona Rush-hour traffic eastbound on the 91 freeway heading into the Inland Empire in Corona. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Tribune Content Agency)

Four years after the California Legislature boosted the gas tax in order to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges, California has spent billions and made some progress in repairs, but officials now say the funding is sufficient to complete less than half of the work needed.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2021
Government, Business

Senators Working on Infrastructure Alternative

Utah Senator Mitt Romney Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said the infrastructure plan should be paid for with an increased gas tax and other user fees. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

Utah Republican Mitt Romney said April 14 a group of senators is in the “early stages” of discussing a potential counterproposal to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure and spending plan that would be more narrowly focused and less expensive.

April 14, 2021
Business, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Proposal Would Tax Electricity as Fuel

Electric car with a connected charging cable The proposal also requires utility companies to tax people who draw electricity to charge their electric vehicle at home. (Scharfsinn86/Getty Images)

As gas tax revenue declines because more people are buying electric vehicles, a Minnesota lawmaker has proposed a bill that would tax electricity as fuel at charging stations for electric vehicles.

Nora G. Hertel | St. Cloud (Minn.) Times
March 3, 2021

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