gas tax

Government, Fuel

Controversial, Long-Shot Bid to Raise Louisiana's Gasoline Tax Dies

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The five-month campaign to upgrade Louisiana's jammed roads and bridges by raising the state gasoline tax died May 31 with little fanfare in the Louisiana House.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
June 1, 2017
Government, Business

New Jersey Democrats Support Pairing Higher Gas Tax With Cuts

Bloomberg News

Democrats who control the New Jersey Legislature are ready to back a proposal to increase the state’s gasoline tax in exchange for cutting other levies.

December 8, 2015
Government, Business

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Gradually Reduce Fuel Tax

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Legislation that would gradually reduce the federal gas tax over the next five years to 3.7 cents per gallon was introduced by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) on June 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 11, 2015
Government, Business

Eno Center to Release Report About 1982 Gas Tax on May 27

The Eno Center for Transportation will unveil a report May 27 that looks at the gas tax increase during the Reagan administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 26, 2015
Government, Business

Sen. James Inhofe: ‘Not Going To Be a User Fee’ to Fund Highway Bill

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WASHINGTON  — Congressional Republican leaders will not consider raising taxes on gas and diesel fuels as a way to back transportation programs in a short-term measure and in a multiyear bill, the chairman of the Senate transportation policy panel told Transport Topics on May 5.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2015

Federal Fuels User Fee Needed, Chamber of Commerce Chief Says

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue called for a federal fuels user fee to help fund America’s desperate need for infrastructure improvements.

January 14, 2015

Gas-Tax Buying Power at All-time Low in Some States, Study Says

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The gasoline tax is so low and has not been raised for so long in 10 states, that the levy’s purchasing power has fallen to historic lows, a new study said.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 19, 2014
Government, Business

Institute Takes Closer Look At States’ Gas Tax

As state and federal transportation officials scramble to secure funding sources to repair aging infrastructure, two timely fact sheets released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy on April 1 highlight what states have done with their gas tax system over the years.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 1, 2014

States Seek New Transport Funding Sources

Many state leaders began 2013 grappling with how to create new revenue streams to fund transportation projects in their jurisdictions.

January 14, 2013