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As Highway Trust Fund Hits Insolvency, Lawmakers Discuss Gas Tax Increase

July 25, 2013

As Highway Trust Fund Hits Insolvency, Lawmakers Discuss Gas Tax Increase

Lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday debated the possibility of increasing the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax for the first time since 1993.

USA Today Editorial Calls For Increasing the Gas Tax

May 20, 2013

USA Today Editorial Calls For Increasing the Gas Tax

Increasing the federal motor fuels tax is the simplest, fairest and least invasive way to increase revenues for infrastructure spending, USA Today stated in a recent editorial.

Minnesota Senate Votes to Increase Gas Tax

May 13, 2013

Minnesota Senate Votes to Increase Gas Tax

After backing off a proposed gas tax increase in the face of opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota state Senate voted to raise the gas tax by 5 cents over four years and impose an extra half-cent sales tax in the Twin Cities area over the same time span.

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Says Gas Tax Increase 'Tough Sell'

May 13, 2013

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Says Gas Tax Increase 'Tough Sell'

When Congress gets to work next year on renewing the highway trust fund, increasing fuel taxes to fund highway infrastructure is going to be a tough sell, according to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.).

South Carolina Latest State To Seek to Tie Gas Tax to Inflation

May 6, 2013

South Carolina Latest State To Seek to Tie Gas Tax to Inflation

The South Carolina Senate Finance Committee last week voted 13-5 to advance a plan that would index the state's 16-cents-per-gallon gas tax to inflation, increasing the tax by 4 cents in 10 years and generating $135 million yearly. The measure also increases truck registration fees by 16 percent.

U.S. Chamber Says Higher Gas Taxes Necessary to Fund Infrastructure

April 29, 2013

U.S. Chamber Says Higher Gas Taxes Necessary to Fund Infrastructure

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the lastest group to call for an increase in the fuel tax.

MD Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Increase

April 2, 2013

MD Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Increase

Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the first increase in the state’s gas tax in 20 years.

MD Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Increase

April 1, 2013

MD Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Increase

Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the first increase in the state’s gas tax in 20 years. Under the bill, which passed the Senate 27 to 20, motorists can expect to pay between 13 and 20 cents more per gallon by mid-2016.

Federal, State Lawmakers Eye Increases to Gas Tax

November 26, 2012

Federal, State Lawmakers Eye Increases to Gas Tax

Lawmakers at both the federal and state level are saying they will consider raising fuel taxes to fund much needed highway infrastructure projects

Washington State Supreme Court Rules that Challenge to Gas Tax Treaties with Indian Tribes May Proceed

September 17, 2012

Washington State Supreme Court Rules that Challenge to Gas Tax Treaties with Indian Tribes May Proceed

Washington state Supreme Court rules that a challenge by gas stations to the state’s deals with Indian tribes on gas taxes can proceed.

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