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.

In Delaware, revenue measures being considered include raising Delaware's gas tax by a nickel, although legislation has yet to be introduced.

In Michigan, however, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week postponed considering bills that would bring in more state revenue through higher gas taxes and registration fees because temporary reductions in refinery output in the Midwest are pushing up gas prices.

 

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