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Top GOP Senator Won't Rule Out Fuel Tax Increase

November 1, 2017

Top GOP Senator Won't Rule Out Fuel Tax Increase

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said that he won't rule out raising the motor fuels tax as a means of increasing infrastructure revenues. Senator Thune's comments came just days after White House officials told a group of moderate House lawmakers that they are considering a gas tax hike to help offset President Trump’s infrastructure proposal.

Bill Would Eliminate the Gas Tax

June 12, 2015

Bill Would Eliminate the Gas Tax

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) have filed a bill—the Transportation Empowerment Act—that would gradually eliminate the fuel tax to fund federal transportation projects.

Elected Officials Offer Highway Funding Fix

April 17, 2015

Elected Officials Offer Highway Funding Fix

Members of the House and Senate introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at shoring up the dwindling Highway Trust Fund before current highway law expires May 31.

House T&I Chairman Says Fuel Tax Increase Impossible

April 10, 2015

House T&I Chairman Says Fuel Tax Increase Impossible

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R.-Pa.) said Congress will get a long-term highway bill done this year but not before current highway funding expires at the end of May, according to published reports. Rep. Shuster also said that raising the gas tax to pay for a long-term bill would be impossible.

Obama Administration Will Consider Proposals to Increase Gas Tax

January 8, 2015

Obama Administration Will Consider Proposals to Increase Gas Tax

The Obama Administration said it will consider any proposals that Congress approves to pay for transportation, including proposals that increase the gas tax. However, the White House stopped short of endorsing a fuel tax increase and reiterated its support for corporate tax reform as the best option for fixing the Highway Trust Fund.

Rep. Shuster Rules Out Gas Tax Increase to Fund Highway Bill

January 2, 2015

Rep. Shuster Rules Out Gas Tax Increase to Fund Highway Bill

House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said passing a highway bill to pay for the nation’s infrastructure construction and maintenance is a top priority in 2015, however he ruled out a motor fuels tax increase as a means of paying for it.

Va. Gas Tax Set to Rise 5 Cents

December 11, 2014

Va. Gas Tax Set to Rise 5 Cents

Virginia fuel retailers are reminded that effective Jan. 1, Virginia’s gas tax will increase 5.1 cents to 16.2 cents per gallon.

President Addresses Gas Tax Increase

December 5, 2014

President Addresses Gas Tax Increase

President Barack Obama said he would “potentially” support an increase in the gas tax, but indicated that Congress should consider a less political and more sustainable revenue source for funding highway infrastructure.

States Push Alternative-Fuel Vehicles to Pay Fair Share

November 24, 2014

States Push Alternative-Fuel Vehicles to Pay Fair Share

Several state legislatures are expected to take up the issue of whether to impose special fees on hybrid and electric vehicles in 2015 as a means of generating revenue for highway construction and maintenance, Bloomberg BNA reported.

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Raise Motor Fuels Tax

February 13, 2014

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Raise Motor Fuels Tax

Increasing the motor fuels tax is the most straightforward and effective way to raise money for the Highway Trust Fund the President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told Congress.

ITEP Report Calls for Modernizing Federal Fuel Tax

October 7, 2013

ITEP Report Calls for Modernizing Federal Fuel Tax

A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) offers specific policy recommendations for modernizing the federal fuel tax, which hasn't been raised in 20 years.

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.

Oregon Establishes Voluntary Per-Mile Vehicle Tax

July 10, 2013

Oregon Establishes Voluntary Per-Mile Vehicle Tax

Oregon became the first state to establish a voluntary per-mile vehicle tax as an alternative method for infrastructure funding when the Oregon State Legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 810.

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.

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.

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