January 12, 2017

NPR: Gas Taxes May Go Up Around The Country As States Seek To Plug Budget Holes

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“Raising fuel taxes helped the state in the 1980s, and lawmakers might try it again. Carl Davis, research director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, says Oklahoma lawmakers have good reason to raise taxes at the pump.

“The state has one of the oldest gas tax rates in the country,” he says. “It’s turning 30 years old, having not budged a single penny in 30 years.”

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