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Don't Mess With Taxes: Gasoline, Diesel Taxes Hiked in Seven States on July 1

July 2, 2015

Gas tax cuts stopped in two states: And some drivers who had been expecting lower fuel taxes are disappointed. Carl Davis, research director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), notes on the Tax Justice Blog that automatic...

Huffington Post: ITEP's Carl Davis: Oregon Started a Trend in 1919 with the Nation's First Gas Tax. Will It Do So Again?

July 1, 2015

In 1919, Oregon lawmakers were looking for a way to fund road construction and kicked off a national movement when they created the country's first tax on gasoline. Just over a decade later, every state and the federal government had...

Zero Hedge: These Six States Just Raised Their Gasoline Tax

July 1, 2015

According to the Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), starting today, six states will increase their gas taxes to help pay for transportation projects. Beginning July 1, drivers in Idaho, Georgia, Maryland, Rhode...

Convenience Store Decisions: Fuel Taxes Increase in Six States

July 1, 2015

Six states raise fuel levy to fund transportation projects to make up for federal deficits. According to the Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), in an effort to replace federal transportation funding, six...

City Lab: 18 Reasons America Should Adopt a Per-Mile Driving Fee

July 1, 2015

Oregon’s much-anticipated per-mile driving fee, called OReGO, launches today. Instead of paying the normal gas tax embedded in the price of fuel, OReGO drivers will pay 1.5 cents for every mile on the road. The initial public rollout is limited...

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