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Polls show states do not support gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Jan 22, 2015

Polls show states do not support gas tax increase

A trio of state polls show voters in states such as Georgia, New Jersey and Utah do not support gas tax hike to pay for transportation infrastructure, according to The Hill. The results of the surveys come at a time when ...

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Obama calls for 'bipartisan infrastructure plan,' doesn't mention gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Jan 21, 2015

Obama calls for 'bipartisan infrastructure plan,' doesn't mention gas tax increase

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for Congress to pass a “bipartisan infrastructure plan.” However, Obama never mentioned the possibility of raising the federal gas tax. “21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure  — ...

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Budget crunch forces MoDOT to neglect some roads

Brian Ethridge - Jan 19, 2015

Budget crunch forces MoDOT to neglect some roads

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced its plan for dealing with budget cuts. The “Missouri’s 325 System” calls for MoDOT to focus its limited resources approximately only 8,000 miles of the state's 34,000-mile highway system. The 8,000 miles are considered to ...

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Nancy Pelosi says it's time to raise the gas tax

Brian Ethridge - Jan 09, 2015

Nancy Pelosi says it's time to raise the gas tax

More and more members of Congress are starting to support an increase to the gasoline tax which pays for the America's transportation infrastructure. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also has said her political party cannot rule out any Highway Trust ...

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New poll shows 67 percent of people are against a gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 19, 2014

New poll shows 67 percent of people are against a gas tax increase

Two-thirds of Americans oppose the idea of increasing the 18.4 cent-per-gallon gas tax that's used to fund the country's transportation infrastructure, according to a survey that was conducted by SKDKnickerbocker and Benenson Strategy Group. “Despite the fact that a majority of voters support ...

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With no plans to raise gas tax, Alabama will rely on 2015 bond issue for road projects

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Dec 15, 2014

With no plans to raise gas tax, Alabama will rely on 2015 bond issue for road projects

Gov. Robert Bentley says he has no plans to ask the Alabama legislature to raise the state’s 16-cent-per-gallon gas tax, responding to emailed questions submitted by The Tuscaloosa News. Instead, Alabama will look to a $508.5 million highway bond issue ...

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President Obama calls America's transportation infrastructure 'embarrassing'

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

(Photo: World Tribune)

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

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Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

A bipartisan pair of House members are attempting to build support for a federal gas tax increase by using former President Ronald Reagan. The tax was increased in 1982, or two years into the Reagan administration. The move has remained extremely ...

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Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Brian Ethridge - Dec 02, 2014

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

  The Wisconsin Transportation Panel has approved three major highway repair projects that will total approximately $670 million. Gov. Scott Walker, who chairs the 15-member Transportation Projects Commission of lawmakers and citizens, said the approved projects were needed for the safety of the ...

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Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

Brian Ethridge - Nov 25, 2014

Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill to raise the state's gas tax. The bill would approximately double Michigan's fuel tax to raise about $1 billion a year more to fix transportation infrastructure. If the bill passes the House, the gas tax ...

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Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

Brian Ethridge - Nov 19, 2014

Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

The Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that could potentially generate around $1 billion a year for the state's transportation infrastructure. The measure, which passed in a 23-14 vote, would set the wholesale gasoline tax at 9 percent on April 1, 2015, ...

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DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

Therese Dunphy - Nov 05, 2014

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable convened by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, with input from Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main. The roundtable included members ...

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