ITEP In The News

South Carolina Morning News: Refusal to budge on low gas tax a big mistake

July 24, 2014

"South Carolina’s gas tax has been at 16.8 cents since 1989, one of the lowest rates in the nation. Haley has said she would veto any bill raising the gas tax, but the state has actually been lowering the tax...

Politifact: Nan Rich says Florida has 3rd most-regressive tax structure

July 23, 2014

"Rich told PolitiFact Florida in an interview, "don’t hold me to ‘third regressive.’ .... I did not say ‘third’ definitively. ... We are one of the most regressive." Rich cited a 2013 report by The Institute on Taxation and Economic...

CNBC: Where and when to snag sales tax breaks across the US

July 22, 2014

"But while sale tax holidays are popular with consumers, critics argue that they do nothing to stir economic growth, and they simply shift spending on already planned purchases. One of these organizations is the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy,...

Fond du Lac Reporter: We must get serious about highway funding

July 20, 2014

Let’s look at the numbers. According to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, from 2011 (the latest available), the average driver travels 11,318 miles each year and the average vehicle gets 21.4 miles-per-gallon, consuming 530 gallons of fuel per...

Bangor Daily News: Again, Congress Has Short Fix for Roads

July 18, 2014

"While Congress seemingly has found consensus on a short-term fix, the House and Senate once again have put off the real work of governing — finding a solution that keeps the highway fund solvent long-term.... "Even if revenue from the...

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