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Government, Fuel, Business

N.J. Legislature Votes to Raise Fuel Taxes to Replenish Transportation Trust Fund

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The long-running battle over New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund could be on the verge of ending. New Jersey’s Senate and Assembly voted on Oct. 7 to provide $2 billion annually to the transportation fund for the next eight years, thanks to tax increases of  27 cents per gallon on diesel and 23 cents per gallon on gasoline.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Chris Christie Announces Deal for 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase for N.J.

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sept. 30 announced a deal with Democratic legislative leaders to add 23 cents per gallon to New Jersey’s 14.5-cent gasoline-tax levy and reduce consumer taxes elsewhere.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Minnesota Becomes Seventh State to Fail to Pass Fuel-Tax Hike

Minnesota became the seventh state to fail to pass a fuel-tax increase this year as its legislative session ended at midnight May 22 with no agreement on a long-awaited major transportation funding package despite the state’s $900 million budget surplus.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Missouri Senate Gives Initial Nod to Fuel-Tax Increase

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Missouri’s Senate gave preliminary approval on March 30 to a fuel-tax hike of 5.9 cents per gallon on both diesel and gasoline. The first-round voice vote still must have a final reading in the Senate before moving on to the House, where Transportation Committee Chairman Glen Kolkmeyer is its leading proponent.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Montana Voters Support Raising Fuel Taxes

A majority of 800 Montana voters surveyed last month favored raising taxes on diesel and gasoline to help pay for the state’s roads and bridges. In the poll commissioned by the Montana Chamber of Commerce, 52% of the voters supported the increase with 41% opposed.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Missouri Highway Commissioner Says Fuel-Tax Increase Doubtful This Year

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CLINTON, Mo. — Missouri Highway Commissioner Greg Smith told the Missouri Highway 13 Corridor Coalition not to expect a fuel-tax increase to pass the Legislature this year.

Sue Sterling | The (Warrensburg, Mo.) Daily Star-Journal
March 16, 2016
Fuel, Business

Different Paths May Take Miss., Minn. Down Same Road to Higher Fuel Tax

Mississippi hasn’t raised its fuel taxes since 1987. Minnesota did it just eight years ago. However, both might be on the verge of doing so as lawmakers look to fix transportation funding shortfalls at a time of record low fuel prices.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Alaska Fuel Tax Bill Moves With Trucking Industry Support

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Gov. Bill Walker’s bill to increase state fuel taxes has support from some industry groups it would directly affect, including the Alaska Trucking Association.

Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
February 25, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Georgia Truck Association, Carriers Sue Over Local Fuel Sales Tax

The Georgia Motor Truck Association and three carriers have filed a class action lawsuit against the state Department of Revenue alleging that a new law allowing cities and counties to impose a 1% per-gallon fuel sales tax is unconstitutional.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2015
Government, Fuel, Business

GOP Congressman Proposes Fuel Tax Increase

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Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) introduced legislation that would raise federal fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon, and index the new rate to inflation as a way to ensure the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2015

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