June 27, 2019

Has Your State Enacted Gas Tax Reform Recently?


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Gas taxes are the most important revenue source that states have available to pay for transportation infrastructure. In recent years, state lawmakers across the country have increasingly agreed that gas taxes must be increased to fund the maintenance and improvement of their infrastructure networks. After a brief pause in the wake of the Great Recession (no state enacted a gas tax increase in 2010, 2011, or 2012), Wyoming started a renewed trend toward higher gas taxes in February 2013, when the state’s governor signed a 10-cent increase into law. Since then, a total of 31 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation raising or reforming their gas taxes.

Read more: Most States Have Raised Gas Taxes in Recent Years