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Gas Tax Increase Fast Tracks LA County Road Repairs

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles County will benefit from $23.7 million in fast-tracked road repairs beginning this summer made possible by the recent passage of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 1), a California gas tax increase expected to raise $54 billion over the next decade to fix transportation infrastructure. 150 more words


Wal-Mart would support state gas tax increase, with one condition

Wal-Mart was one of several businesses that helped kill a proposed fee on heavy trucks supported by the Assembly as a solution to the transportation budget standoff, but said it would support raising the gas tax by up to five cents per gallon – if lawmakers repeal the minimum markup law for gasoline. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin's biggest business group supports more road revenue – just not right now

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s largest business lobbying group, says its board supports a gas tax or vehicle registration fee increase to pay for roads, but it also says those ideas aren’t politically viable this year, given allies Gov. 13 more words

State transportation plan: Washington County nets projects

The $5.3 billion package of proposals, stretched over 10 years, goes to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.

The Legislature this week passed a $5.3 billion package of transportation projects, stretched over a 10-year period and paid for through increases in the gas tax, registration fees and new taxes on payroll, new vehicle purchases and bicycles priced more than $200. 11 more words

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Oregon House passes $5.3 billion transportation bill

With a bipartisan vote, the Oregon House approved a $5.3 billion transportation funding package designed to target congestion, public transportation, crumbling roads and decaying bridges. 23 more words

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Lawmakers to finally vote on massive road-fixes bill after 2 years of talks

During a rare weekend meeting, state lawmakers on Saturday voted to send a slimmed-down, $5.3 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to pay for transportation projects to the House floor for a full vote. 43 more words

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Lawmakers advance transportation plan that both pleases and disappoints

Fourteen lawmakers and three attorneys spent four hours plowing through a 295-page transportation bill Saturday that would scatter money to road, transit and bicycle projects all across the state. 44 more words

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