gas tax

Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans Hope to Ride a Gas-Tax Repeal to Victory

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In a Central Valley, Calif., barn decked out in red, white and blue, dairyman and state Senate candidate Johnny Tacherra drew cheers from a crowd of fellow farmers when he said he opposes the California Legislature’s hike on gas taxes and vehicle fees.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans Ready to Turn in Signatures for Ballot Measure to Repeal Gas-Tax Increase

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Republican activists said April 24 that they have collected at least 830,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal recent increases in California’s gas tax and vehicle fees, more than enough to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Travis Allen Spurs Feud Among California Republicans Over Anti-Gas Tax Campaign


Leaders of the effort to repeal California’s new gas tax increase are blasting Republican governor candidate Travis Allen for using money raised to repeal the tax to broadcast ads featuring himself.

Casey Tolan | East Bay Times
April 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

New Hampshire Road Usage Fee Proposal Moves to Senate Hearings

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With cars becoming more fuel-efficient, the revenue from gasoline taxes is declining, leaving New Hampshire with inadequate funds to maintain roads and bridges, according to state Rep. Norman Major (R-Plaistow), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Dave Solomon | The New Hampshire Union Leader
April 11, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Drivers Would Pay Tax on Miles Traveled Under Lawmaker’s Plan

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Drivers could pay a tax based on how many miles their vehicles travel under a plan being pushed by Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, who’s vying to become the powerful new chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

Lindsay Wise | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Business Groups Say Time Is Now to Increase Gas Tax for Roads

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The largest U.S. business lobby and the trucking industry joined forces to urge skeptical lawmakers to increase federal fuel taxes for the first time in a quarter century to raise money for crumbling roads and bridges.

March 7, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

California May Tear Down Major Bridges to Build Bigger Ones for Oversized Trucks

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Flush with new gas tax funds, state officials are exploring what could be the biggest Sacramento freeway redo in modern times – tearing down and replacing the twin freeway bridges that carry Interstate 5 over the American River.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
March 5, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Anchorage’s First-Ever Tax on Gas and Diesel Fuel Takes Effect

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Anchorage drivers will pay an extra 10 cents per gallon at the pump starting March 1, with the city’s first-ever tax on gasoline and diesel fuel taking effect.

Devin Kelly | Alaska Dispatch News
March 1, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Spend Gas Tax Money ASAP, New Caltrans Leader Says of Directive From California Gov. Jerry Brown

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Caltrans’ new director takes her seat this week with immediate marching orders: Spend money, and spend it fast.

March 1, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Conservative Koch-Backed Groups Ramp Up Pressure on Texas GOPers to Oppose Gas Tax Hike

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Some hard-to-ignore stop signs keep cropping up for any Texas Republican who might consider increasing the federal gasoline tax.

Tom Benning | The Dallas Morning News
February 27, 2018