Michigan Live: Road Repair Needs Trump 'No Tax' Mantra in Several GOP States

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Eight states, all but one of them headed by Republican governors, have either hiked gas taxes or scaled back planned cuts in order to fund road repairs this year, according to a new Stateline report from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

"A lot of states realized they couldn't put off this issue any longer," Carl Davis, research director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, told Stateline. "They saw they couldn't trust the federal government to raise the gas tax and they had to do something on their own."

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