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California Gas Tax Repeal Headed for Ballot as Money About to Flow for Road Repairs

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People rolled through Rock Auto in El Cajon, Calif., in droves this month to sign a petition to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown’s so-called gas tax.

Joshua Emerson Smith | The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

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After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

US Chamber of Commerce to Push for Gas Tax Hike for Road and Bridge Upgrades

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will call for increasing the federal gas tax by 25 cents a gallon over the next five years to help pay for rebuilding U.S. roads and bridges as part of its push for a federal infrastructure initiative this year.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Task Force Recommends Raising Missouri’s Gas Tax


In an 87-page report released on Jan. 1, the 21st Century Missouri Transportation Task Force, a 23-member group of lawmakers and industry experts, made a number of recommendations for improving the state’s nearly 34,000-mile highway system and more than 10,000 bridges, including an increase in the state’s gas tax.

Jordan Larimore | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
January 16, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Gas Tax Increase May Land on Ballot After Task Force Report


A panel set up by Missouri lawmakers wants Missouri voters to raise the state’s gasoline tax by a dime per gallon to help maintain one of the nation’s most extensive highway networks.

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

Colorado’s Test on Mileage-Based Tax System for Roads Gets Good Reviews

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A four-month study designed to measure Coloradans’ appetite for overhauling how the state pays for roads offers a glimpse of the challenges that await as changing technology erodes the clout of gasoline taxes.

John Aguilar | The Denver Post
December 12, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Washington State Seeks Alternative to Gas Tax

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With fossil fuel usage trending downward, Washington state officials are rethinking the taxation methods the state applies to road users.

Scott Jackson | Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Moscow, Idaho)
December 6, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California GOP Rallies Around Measure to Repeal New State Gas Tax


Organizers of a campaign to qualify a ballot measure that would repeal the state’s gas tax and new vehicle fees unveiled their growing coalition Oct. 18 at the state Republican Party headquarters, where GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox said he will make a “substantial” donation to the effort.

Melody Gutierrez | San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Story of Louisiana Road, Bridge Problems: Millions in Budget but Billions in Backlog

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While Louisiana road and bridge needs poured in to a key legislative committee Oct. 12, prospects for any sweeping changes are bleak.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
October 12, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

California Republicans Spot Political Opportunity in Fight for Repeal of New Gas, Diesel Tax

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Just weeks before it takes effect, California’s new gas tax increase is again under attack, with Republicans mounting a growing campaign against the higher levies.

October 9, 2017