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Eight States See Gasoline and Diesel Tax Increases for 2017

January 4, 2017

Eight States See Gasoline and Diesel Tax Increases for 2017

As states have looked to shore up fiscal budgets in recent years, many of them have turned to increases in the gasoline and diesel motor fuel excise taxes. 2017 is no different, with increases in eight states taking effect as of Jan. 1, 2017. Two states – New York and West Virginia – will see slight reductions based on automatic adjustments. A summary of the changes are below.

Fuel Tax Changes Take Effect in Several States July 1

June 24, 2013

Fuel Tax Changes Take Effect in Several States July 1

Beginning July 1, a number of states will see changes to the price of fuel at the pump as new taxes take effect.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 17, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow. In Illinois, the Transportation for Illinois Coalition is pushing legislation to replace the current 19-cents-a-gallon motor fuel tax with a 9.5 percent wholesale tax.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 10, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 3, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

At least 18 state legislatures have either passed tax increases this year to fund infrastructure or are considering it.

Iowa Lawmakers Seek to Boost Fuel Tax

May 20, 2013

Iowa Lawmakers Seek to Boost Fuel Tax

Chair of the Iowa House Transportation Committee, Rep. Josh Byrnes, R-Osage, filed an amendment to a bill that would gradually increase the state fuel tax by 10 cents, though the measure awaits floor debate in the Iowa House.

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.

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.).

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.

Wyoming Passes Legislation Increasing Fuel Tax

February 25, 2013

Wyoming Passes Legislation Increasing Fuel Tax

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) has signed a bill that will increase the state's tax on diesel and gasoline to 24 cents beginning in July, up from the current 14-cent-per-gallon tax.