State Tax Notes: States Increase Gas Tax in Push for Transportation Funds

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In the absence of a national gasoline tax increase, states have been raising their gas taxes to fund long-deferred road maintenance and transportation projects.

"I think what's happening now is a lot of states are having to play catch-up. They let their infrastructure deteriorate to a point where it's an issue that can't be ignored any longer," said Carl Davis of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

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