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The Promise and Politics of Solar Power

Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Standford University recently wrote for the Washington Post (and republished in the Star Tribune) an article titled, “Solar energy on verge of exploding” as a response to naysayers of solar power.   752 more words

Components of Highway Funding Shortfalls

I forget where, but I recently heard another story about highway funding that specifically mentioned declining vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and increasing fuel efficiency as causing reductions in gas tax revenues. 1,233 more words

Spanish Fort City Council approves gas tax

SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) – On Monday the Spanish Fort City Council approved two new ordinances – one that puts a one cent gas tax on every gallon of gas sold in the city and another that raises the annual business license fee from $60 to $100. 250 more words

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Talkback 16: Trucker Cell Phone Ban, Casino Money, Gas Tax

Topics in this edition of Talkback 16 include the new cell phone ban for truck drivers, the use of casino money for road and building projects, and the gasoline tax. 17 more words

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Terri Lynn Land, Gary Peters Spar Over Her Plan To Slash Gas Tax

By David Eggert, Associated Press

LANSING (AP) - At a time Republicans are eyeing slight to significant state gasoline tax increases to improve Michigan’s roads, their standard-bearer for U.S. 790 more words

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Will you be voting in the Primary on September 9th? Upton Daily speaks with Craig of Upton and Reil of Mendon about the upcoming primary

While many are asking, “Are you ready for some football,” others are out pounding pavement asking residents more serious questions about taxes, transparency, and local aid. 786 more words

'I'm all for clean air, but...': Dean Cain upset by new Calif. gas tax

Actor Dean Cain is skeptical about the real reason for California’s $0.68 per gallon gas tax.

Carbon credits, my ass. Tax people out of using gas.

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