The federal gas tax could be on its last legs.
According to The Hill, the Senate planned to hold a vote this week on a conservative proposal that would reduce the majority of the gas taxes U.S. 169 more words
The transportation funding crisis has recently made the news (see here and here), although it is not a recent phenomenon. For the past several decades, revenues from both the state and federal gas taxes have declined in relation to inflation, while transportation infrastructure continues to age and major upgrades become increasingly pressing (MTI, 2014). 601 more words
Sometimes the straight-talking governor of New Jersey doesn’t talk all that straight.
Gov. Chris Christie casts himself as a decider, steering his state through rough economic waters, while setting himself up for a run for the White House. 285 more words
It’s been several months since the gridlocked Congress has done anything to damage the nation’s economy. In today’s Washington, that’s considered a winning streak.
But this streak may soon be coming to an end, as the July 31 deadline to fill the $8.1 billion hole in the federal Highway Trust Fund quickly approaches. 822 more words