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    Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSunday shows preview: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin White House briefed on bipartisan infrastructure deal but says questions remain MORE (R-Maine) on Sunday said the infrastructure bill announced by a bipartisan group of 10 senators will not include a gas tax increase or...
    If you’re good at keeping receipts and filing for refunds, the proposed gas tax in Missouri won’t cost you a penny. If you’re not that organized, Senate Bill 262 will raise the tax on a gallon of gasoline by 2.5 cents starting in October. It will increase 2.5 cents a gallon in each fiscal year until it reaches an additional...
    The bipartisan House Problem Solvers’ Caucus backed an increase to the gas tax as a means to finance infrastructure spending, according to a report released Friday. The 58-member caucus proposed indexing the taxes to inflation, freeway construction costs, fuel-economy standards or a combination of the three, according to a document outlining the plan first reported by The Wall Street Journal....
                      by Casey Harper  The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data Tuesday showing a sharp increase in consumer prices, especially gasoline, as many Americans struggle to make ends meet. March saw a 0.6% increase in consumer prices, the largest spike in nearly a decade. That increase can be attributed in large part to...
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data Tuesday showing a sharp increase in consumer prices, especially gasoline, as many Americans struggle to make ends meet. March saw a 0.6% increase in consumer prices, the largest spike in nearly a decade. That increase can be attributed in large part to a rise in inflation. However, increased inflation, a rise in demand...
                      by J.D. Davidson  Despite traffic on state highways, roads and bridges decreasing significantly in 2020, the Ohio Department of Transportation expects to spend nearly $2 billion in the next year on nearly 1,000 projects. Traffic volume fell by 15.5% during the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic limited road travel,...
    A Louisiana legislator will not move forward with his planned bid to raise the state’s gasoline tax this year, according to a business group that backed the plan. Erich Ponti, president of the Louisiana Coalition to Fix Our Roads, wrote Thursday in a letter to supporters that Rep. Jack McFarland no longer plans to file his Government Reform in...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House will consider a bill that could lead to an increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads. The House Ways and Means Committee on Friday passed House Bill 1364, sending it to the full House for more debate...
    A Louisiana lawmaker predicted Monday his proposed 22-cent increase of the state’s gasoline tax will attract a “groundswell” of support this year, despite the failure of similar efforts in 2017 and 2019. Gov. John Bel Edwards has said he will not throw his support behind the tax increase. In a weak economy, he said, he doesn’t think the change...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers are considering adding another 6 cents to the state's 23-cent a-gallon gas tax, which hasn't been raised since 2005. The House Finance and Taxation Committee on Monday endorsed the hike to help pay for improvements to roads and bridges. “I don’t think anybody sitting here enjoys the need to raise any tax, but...
    Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg suggested raising the federal gas tax in order to fund infrastructure initiatives during his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott asked the former South Bend mayor if he would favor a federal gas tax increase to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. The fund is...
    Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg expressed an openness to a federal gas tax increase in order to pump more money into the suffering Highway Trust Fund. During his confirmation hearing on Thursday, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., was asked about a tax hike to help fund infrastructure by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. BUTTIGIEG DEFENDS BIDEN KILLING KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE AMID...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Facing an unprecedented $1.2 billion shortfall for next year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday proposed a $94 million property tax hike, a 3 cents per gallon increase in the city’s gas tax, hundreds of layoffs, and eliminating nearly 2,000 vacant positions. The mayor’s $12.8 billion budget plan also proposes an annual property tax hike that would be...
    While Denver’s ballot looks dauntingly long, many of the items are simply housekeeping measures — but we all know how dirty houses can get. There was plenty of down-and-dirty fighting over a few of the proposals that Denver City Council referred to the ballot. This year, Denver voters can decide if they want to ante up for a cleaner...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers are now paying more at the pumps in New Jersey, as the state’s gas tax rose about 9 cents per gallon on Thursday. The boost to 50.7 cents a gallon from 41.4 cents amounts to about a 22% increase. It stems from a 2016 law that requires the state fund supporting bridge and road infrastructure...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — You may want to check your E-ZPass statements. Tolls on New Jersey’s three toll roads went up on Sunday. “Outrageous, big uptick. I’m not sure why,” driver Dave Jackson said. Outrage is growing on New Jersey’s roads. Tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway all went up overnight. The biggest...
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey drivers are about to be hit where it hurts — in their wallets. The State Treasury is increasing the gas tax by 9.3 cents a gallon. “I guess you just have to deal,” Keith Moore, of Stratford, said, “and go with the flow.” The State Treasury says they have to increase the tax...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey announced Friday an increase in the state's gas tax rate by nearly 10 cents per gallon.Effective October 1, the New Jersey gas tax will increase 9.3 cents per gallon.The Department of Treasury says that lower fuel use trends, due in part to COVID-19, necessitated the increase in order to ensure funding to support the...
    A new increase in the California gas tax took effect on Wednesday. The tax went up by 3 cents a gallon, making total taxes on gasoline in California more than 50 cents a gallon.The increase was among a series of hikes tied to inflation that were established by legislation in 2017.But it is sparking renewed debate in Sacramento, especially during...
    Several Virginia tax increases will go into effect Wednesday after the Democrat-controlled General Assembly passed them in the previous legislative session. Tax hikes to start the new fiscal year include a higher gasoline and diesel fuel tax, a higher cigarette tax and a tax on games of skill machines. Counties also will have more freedom to implement higher taxes...
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