gas tax

Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Business Leaders Fight to Save New Fuel Tax

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It’s not often the California Chamber of Commerce endorses a tax increase. You are more likely to see such legislative proposals — on high-income earners, on services, on corporations — make the “job killers” list that the state’s largest business advocacy organization puts out each year to beat back bills it doesn’t like.

July 16, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Road Repairs Jeopardized if New California Gas Tax Repealed, Stakeholders Say

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A November ballot measure to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase threatens road improvement and maintenance projects that receive funding through the tax.

Caitlin Chen | The Sacramento Bee
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Billions of Dollars at Stake for Transportation in California Gas Tax Repeal Effort

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The sharpest statewide political battle this November will be fought over California’s still-new gas tax, with billions of dollars for road and transit upgrades at stake in a repeal measure that has now earned a place on the ballot.

Kevin Fixler | The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Missouri Lawsuit Aims to Remove Gas Tax Hike From Ballot

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state legislator from southwest Missouri has filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop a proposed gasoline tax increase from appearing on the state’s November ballot.

Jack Suntrup | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans See New Gas Tax as Rallying Point

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Out-of-state money is pouring into a campaign to overturn California’s newly enacted gas taxes and vehicle registration fees as Republican donors see a rallying point to drive conservative voters to the polls in November.

Rachel Swan | San Francisco Chronicle
June 28, 2018
Government, Fuel

California Gov. Jerry Brown Set to Fight Repeal of New Gas Tax

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Californians will vote in November on a ballot proposition that would repeal a new gas tax and vehicle fees, saddling Gov. Jerry Brown with a final challenge to preserve a key part of his legacy before leaving office.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Fuel Tax Hike Could Pump Up Construction in Missouri


Missouri voters will choose whether to raise the nation’s fourth-lowest gasoline tax when they go to the polls in November.

Kurt Erickson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 30, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers Send 10¢ Gas Tax Proposal to November Ballot


Missouri voters will have the opportunity in November to vote on a tax increase that would fund road and bridge projects across the state.

Emily Younker | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
May 24, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Planning Board Wants Virginia to Study Tax Based on Miles Driven

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With the rise of electric and other fuel-efficient vehicles, the state Virginia association of metropolitan planners is asking state Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine to take a look at a new way to pay for roads.

Jordan Pascale | The Virginian-Pilot
May 18, 2018
Government, Fuel

Billions From Gas Tax and Vehicle Fees Will Go to Transit Projects, California Officials Announce

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California state officials announced April 26 that $2.4 billion from increases in the gas tax and vehicle fees will be spent on dozens of transit projects, including work to prepare Southern California for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

April 27, 2018