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Highway Funding and the Death of Common Sense

Last month, two Representatives issued a bipartisan call for a bill to raise the fuel tax.

January 9, 2015

This week, the price of crude oil dipped below $50 a barrel and gasoline prices averaged a little over $2 a gallon. It's the perfect time to do the common-sense thing and raise the federal fuel tax, says Deborah Lockridge in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Congress, Infrastructure, Highway Trust Fund

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, January 9, 2015 9:31 AM | » Comments(1)

What Happens When Highway Funding Runs Out During an Election Year?

House Speaker John Boehner faces a daunting task getting House committees and the factions of the Republican Party to all work together to get a highway funding bill passed. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

May 1, 2014

Remember the "fiscal cliff" and what a political fiasco that was? Well, a major political news and analysis website is predicting that dealing with the highway funding crisis in an election year is going to be just as bad.

Tags: Congress, Highway Trust Fund, Politics, Infrastructure Funding

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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