Business, Fuel, Government

Indiana Approves 10¢ Motor Carrier Surcharge Increase

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Along with increasing its diesel tax by 10 cents, Indiana recently approved a 10-cent increase to a surcharge tax for trucks.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 14, 2017

South Carolina Gas-Tax Hike to Become Law After Legislature Overrides Gov. McMaster's Veto

A proposal to raise the South Carolina gas tax will become law after the Legislature overrode Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto May 10.

Cassie Cope | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
May 10, 2017

Why Alabama Lawmakers Could Still Consider a Fuel Tax Increase

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Back in 1992, when gasoline cost about $1.13 per gallon, the Alabama Legislature hiked the state's fuel tax by a nickel.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
May 10, 2017

S.C. Governor Says He'll Veto Gas-Tax Hike Immediately

South Carolina Office of the Governor

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said it won’t take long for him to veto a bill raising the gas tax when it hits his desk.

Jamie Self | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
May 9, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Study of Gas Tax Could Run Afoul of GOP, Rural Voters

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President Donald Trump said he’s open to raising the federal gasoline tax to fund infrastructure improvements — a position that could pit him against his fellow Republicans in Congress and might hit rural voters who supported him harder than others.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Open to Raising Gas Tax, Says Truckers Back Higher Price for Highways

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump said he’s willing to raise the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations.

May 1, 2017
Government, Business

Indiana Will Soon See Benefits, Costs of Gas-Tax Increase

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INDIANAPOLIS — It won't be long before Indiana residents feel the benefits and costs of a $1.2 billion infrastructure plan Gov. Eric Holcomb signed April 27, along with the state's two-year budget. "I can assure you come July, you and all of you, are going to smell asphalt morning, noon and night," Holcomb said.

Kaitlin L. Lange | Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press
April 28, 2017

Bill Raising Tennessee's Gas Tax Passed Into Law

Gov. Bill Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam on April 26 signed his IMPROVE Act into law as soon as the bill reached his desk. The bill raises gas and diesel taxes by six cents and 10 cents, respectively, over a three-year period, as well as several fees, including a $5 increase on annual car registrations.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
April 27, 2017

Tennessee General Assembly Passes Gas, Diesel Tax


You'll be paying more for gasoline and diesel fuel in Tennessee, starting this summer, after Gov. Bill Haslam signs a bill to increase state fuel taxes.

James Bennett | The Daily Herald (Columbia, Tenn.)
April 20, 2017

Alabama Gas Tax Advances in House

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabamians would pay another 4 cents per gallon at the gas pump under a bill that moved forward in the Alabama House of Representatives on April 11.

Tim Lockette | The Anniston (Ala.) Star
April 12, 2017