Taxes


Voters Approve Record 94 Percent of Transportation Investment Initiatives Totaling $14 Billion

Voters in 18 states have approved a record 94 percent of state and local ballot initiatives to date, providing an additional $14 billion in one-time and recurring revenue for transportation improvements throughout the country, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)....


AEM Calls on White House to Permanently Remove Section 232, Section 301 Tariffs

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it was delaying the implementation of Section 232 tariffs on automobiles and auto-parts for six months: "Today President Trump announced that his administration is delaying implementation of Section 232 tariffs on automobiles and auto-parts for six months....


Pennsylvania Congressman Kelly Calls for Repeal of Cadillac Tax

Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-6) called on Congress to take steps to authorize composite plans, repeal the Cadillac tax, and pass a long-term infrastructure bill during a visit to a local construction project on May 3....


Bill Proposes to Eliminate Equipment Tax That Feeds Highway Trust Fund

Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., introduced H.R. 2381, the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019, on April 30 that would repeal the current 12 percent federal excise tax or FET on heavy commercial trucks and trailers....


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....


Highway Funding Plans Move Ahead

The governors of Arkansas and Alabama recently approved fuel tax increases, with Arkansas also placing on the 2020 ballot an amendment that would "indefinitely" extend a half-cent sales to generate $205 million a year for highway infrastructure needs....


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....


Wisconsin Eyes Fuel Tax Reform

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants to generate $600 million in new revenues to "fix Wisconsin's roads, bridges, and highways" through additional registration fees on personal vehicles and commercial trucks as well as through adjustments to the state's fuel tax formula....


Group Pushes for Higher Fuel Tax, More Road Funding

Local government officials, local chambers of commerce, and local transportation groups are working together as part of a new advocacy organization to increase Ohio's state fuel tax and impose a fee on alternative-fueled vehicles to help generate more transportation funding....