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ARDOT Head Wants Issue 1 Passed to Fund $7.4B in Road Projects

During a public meeting Sept. 21, the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) Director Lorie Tudor, who spoke about why she wants Issue 1 on the November state ballot passed....


Alabama's Latest Gas Tax Increase to Aid Road Projects

Alabamians began paying an extra two cents per gallon for gasoline beginning Oct. 1 when the second installment of the state's 10-cent tax increase went into effect. The state's share of taxes on gasoline rose to 26 cents per gallon, which includes eight cents under the 2019-passed Rebuild Alabama Act (RAA) and the 18 cents that existed before the new law was passed....


New Jersey's Planned Gas Tax Hike Due to Revenue Lost Amid Pandemic

Motorists and equipment operators in the Garden State will have to pay more at the pump by October, as New Jersey will hike its gasoline tax to try to recoup revenue lost from lower demand due to the coronavirus pandemic....


South Carolina Gas Tax Increase Funding More Road, Bridge Projects

The state gas tax increase, including the new two-cent per gallon increase effective July 1, has already been put to work for South Carolinians. In addition to $1.3 billion in road and bridge work under contract now, the new gas tax increase is making possible an additional 661 mi....


Michigan Governor Proposes Further Gasoline Tax Increases

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a 45-cent increase in the state's fuel tax to occur in three phases over a 12-month period, an effort she said in a statement March 5 that should generate $2.5 billion in fresh transportation funding....


Legislators Fail to Agree on DeWine's Gas Tax Proposal

A Sunday deadline passed with the Ohio Legislature and Senate failing to reach a deal on Gov. Mike DeWine's proposal for a gasoline tax increase. Negotiations between the state House and Senate broke down March 29 and were adjourned until April 1, ensuring that the deadline of March 29 would not be met and the proposed tax increase would not take effect by July 1, as the governor wanted....


Gas Tax Hike to Fund Infrastructure Projects

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Alabama drivers will see a 10-cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax to fund road and bridge construction under legislation signed into law March 12 by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey....


Construction Partners Backs Rebuild Alabama Gas Tax Hike

Construction Partners Inc. , a civil infrastructure company specializing in the construction and maintenance of roadways across five southeastern states, issued a statement March 14 following the enactment earlier in the week of the Rebuild Alabama Act, which provides for an increase in Alabama's gas tax to be used for transportation infrastructure projects....


Voters Re-elect State Lawmakers Who Supported Gas Tax Increases, New ARTBA Analysis Finds

Voters in 12 states re-elected 93 percent of 530 state lawmakers who supported a gas tax increase between 2015 and 2018 and ran for re-election in 2018. Winning state lawmakers in Nov. 6 races included 92 percent of Republicans, and 94 percent of Democrats, according to a new analysis from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (ARTBA-TIAC)....


FPPC Investigates Possible Finance Rules Violation

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) California's campaign watchdog said it is investigating whether a campaign to preserve the state's recent gas tax hike violated finance rules. The Fair Political Practices Commission will look into a complaint filed by the opposing campaign that alleges state employees distributed flyers urging voters to keep the tax increase in place....






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