Government, Business

Private Financing Tool Rejected in House Tax Bill

Kevin Brady Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Tax breaks designed to help the private sector finance infrastructure projects were not included in a Republican tax overhaul bill President Donald Trump would consider by the end of the year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Calls 20% Corporate Tax Rate in Plan a ‘Perfect Number’

Evan Vucci/AP

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders launched an urgent effort to get a major legislative win this year, announcing a long-awaited tax plan that will immediately set off a fight over how much top earners should pay.

September 27, 2017
Government, Business

Trump To Address Manufacturer Association on Sept. 29

Trump at the DOT Michael Reynolds/Pool via Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump was due to address the National Association of Manufacturers on Sept. 29, and discuss tax reform in a bid to boost economic growth.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Urges Congress to Reform Tax Code

Trump on tax reform Trump urges Congress to reform the tax code in a Springfield, Mo., speech. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

The marching orders to Congress from President Donald Trump in a fiery speech in Missouri Aug. 30 were clear: reform the country’s tax code.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 31, 2017
Government, Business

Pence, Ryan Pledge Legislation on Infrastructure, Tax Reform

A simplified tax code for businesses and individuals would incentivize job creation and economic growth for industries such as the freight sector, the country’s vice president and top lawmaker in the U.S. House told manufacturers this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government, Business

Speaker Ryan Asks Manufacturers to Help Congress Pass Tax Overhaul

Paul Ryan Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS

WASHINGTON — Executives in the manufacturing sector should view reforms to the tax code in aspirational ways to help Congress advance such reforms this year, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said June 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2017

Portland, Ore., Approves Tax on Trucks

Portland, Oregon’s five-member City Council voted unanimously in favor of a trucks-only tax May 11.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2016

New Jerseyans Want Roads, Bridges Fixed Without Raising Fuel Taxes


Although 64% of New Jersey residents believe that the state doesn’t spend enough on road and bridge repairs, 56% oppose a gas tax hike which would pay for those, according to a poll released March 17 by Rutgers University’s Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2016
Government, Business

Senate Working Group Promotes VMT Program to Boost Trust Fund


Federal lawmakers should consider implementing a vehicle miles traveled pilot program nationwide as a way to boost dollars for infrastructure projects on a long-term basis, a Senate Finance Committee working group said in a report released July 8.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2015

Wyoming Fuel Taxes Will Rise 10¢ on July 1

Wyoming has agreed to increase its tax on diesel and gasoline by 10 cents, to 24 cents a gallon as of July 1, a change that was supported by the state’s trucking industry.

February 25, 2013