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In road funding saga, Assembly GOP leader downplays importance of 8 who wouldn't say if they support gas tax hike

MADISON — A top Assembly Republican on Wednesday, February 15th, said lawmakers were unclear what Gov. Scott Walker’s road funding proposal would be this month, even though Walker telegraphed his plans in the fall. 519 more words

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8 Republican lawmakers mum on gas tax hike to address gap in transportation funding

MADISON — Eight state Assembly Republicans have declined to say whether they would support a gas tax increase to address a gap in transportation funding. 102 more words

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While Tory and Wynne battle over taxes and tolls, infrastructure will cost you more

You may have heard of the recent kerfuffle in my hometown of Toronto over the issue of road tolls. It’s a local story, to be sure, but one that speaks to a broader problem. 951 more words

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Chris Selley: Wynne's spineless attempts to save her job drown out Toronto's courage on road tolls

TORONTO — At a quintessential Friday morning press conference at a bus terminal in Richmond Hill, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced she had spinelessly caved to her cabinet and caucus and reneged on a pledge to allow Toronto to toll the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, for fear that her hot shambles of a government might lose votes among commuters in the 2018 election. 748 more words

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CALIFORNIA PUBLIC PENSION RUNS DRY: GOV BROWN WANTS 141% VEHICLE FEE, 42% GAS INCREASE AFTER LAST 50% SPIKE

Breitbart: “Despite tax collection increasing by 50 percent in the last 9 years, California’s public pension insolvency is forcing Gov. Jerry Brown to propose a dangerously unpopular 42 percent increase in gasoline taxes and a 141 percent increase in vehicle registration fees. 206 more words

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State of the State 2017

Yesterday I got to hear Governor Walker give his State of the State address.


It was a lot of fun to be there and hear what he had to say. 44 more words

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10 cent-a-gallon Portland gas tax takes effect Jan. 1

Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick celebrates first 20 projects, announces schedule for future repair work and safety improvements.

The temporary 10 cent-a-gallon gas tax approved by Portlanders voters in May takes effect on Jan. 53 more words

Portland Tribune