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Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 07, 2014

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Missisppi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday at the Stennis Capitol Press Corps luncheon in Jackson that he won’t support raising the state’s gas tax but would support a bond bill that is less than $200 million, ClarionLedger.com reports. Reeves told ...

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Proposed bill would raise federal gas tax by $0.15 for highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Proposed bill would raise federal gas tax by $0.15 for highway funding

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced into the House on Wednesday a bill that would nearly double federal fuel taxes as a means of funding highways, according to a report from our sister site Overdrive. Blumenauer said the $0.15-per-gallon increase would be ...

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Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Metro-North derailment demonstrates need for infrastructure investment, says LaHood

A commuter train in New York derailed Sunday, and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pointing to the crash as an example of the need for investment in transportation infrastructure. The southbound Metro-North train, which was carrying about 150 passengers, ...

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65% of U.S. manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet economical demands in next decade

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 17, 2013

65% of U.S. manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet economical demands in next decade

America’s infrastructure is not improving quickly enough to continue to meet the needs of businesses, according to a report released today by Building America’s Future (BAM) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The report, "Infrastructure: Essential to Manufacturing Competitiveness," reflects ...

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The Sandlot System

John Latta - Sep 08, 2013

The Sandlot System

I wonder if we are on the verge of a sea change in the way our transportation system is built and cared for. One of the reasons I have put reauthorization front and center of much of our focus is because ...

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Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Pres. Obama

John Latta - Aug 05, 2013

Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Pres. Obama

I’m going to have a to go along with Mark on this one. According to Mark Szakonyi writing in The Journal of Commerce, “There are two President Obamas when it comes to infrastructure spending.” The president has continued to talk about his ...

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Gas tax quiz

John Latta - May 23, 2013

Gas tax quiz

Pop quiz: What do you pay in federal fuel tax for every gallon of gas you buy? What percentage of the price of a gallon of gas comes from fuel taxes? No Googling! As the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy points out, ...

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The details: T&I Committee approves American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 03, 2012

The Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee today approved the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act jobs legislation to reauthorize and reform federal surface transportation programs and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and infrastructure. The current nation is currently operating under ...

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