March 22, 2017

Gas 2.0: Fuel Taxes Likely to Increase in 2017 in States without Elections

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According to information supplied by Carl Davis, research director for the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Washington, D.C., states were more active in changing their rates in the odd-numbered years of 2013 and 2015 but less so in the even-numbered years of 2014 and 2016. “If there’s not an election in November, then more policy seems to be enacted in general on taxes or other issues.  Lawmakers feel like they have more breathing room; they don’t have to be campaigning at that moment.”

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