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September 16, 2014

Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill

A bid by conservatives in the House and Senate to effectively eliminate the federal highway program is drawing fire from American Trucking Associations and other transportation interests.

May 21, 2014

New Hampshire Diesel, Gasoline Taxes Heading Higher

New Hampshire Diesel, Gasoline Taxes Heading New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan this week signed legislation increasing infrastructure funding by raising diesel and gasoline taxes in the state for the first time since 1991.

April 24, 2014

New Hampshire Diesel Tax Moving Higher July 1

Gov. Maggie Hassan says she will sign legislation given final approval by state lawmakers this week, raising both by four cents from the current 19.625 cents per gallon.

April 22, 2014

Carper Will Air Fuel Tax Hike with Senate Colleagues

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is a longtime supporter of raising federal fuel taxes to pay for highways and will float that idea with his colleagues as they draft the next highway bill. Carper sees a gradual fuel tax increase as a fiscally responsible approach to highway funding but is open to other ideas as well, according to his office.

December 11, 2013

Massachusetts Eyeing Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax

Massachusetts could be the next state of a very small club in using a vehicle miles traveled tax as part of an effort to find alternatives to funding highway projects.

December 4, 2013

Fuel Tax Hike Proposal Draws Broad Support

Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s bid to raise federal fuel taxes to pay for more investment in roads and bridges drew strong support from a wide range of interests, including American Trucking Associations.

December 3, 2013

Blumenauer to Propose Diesel and Gasoline Tax Hikes

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., will introduce bills to raise federal fuel taxes, index them to inflation and test a vehicle-mile tax. The proposals, which Blumenauer is scheduled to discuss on Capitol Hill Wednesday, come as Congress begins to consider ways to revive funding for U.S. roads and bridges.

November 19, 2013

Fuel Tax Hike Considered in Washington

Washington could be headed in the direction of having the second highest state diesel and gasoline taxes in the nation. Legislation has been introduced in the state senate to boosting the current 37.5 cents per gallon levy by 11.5 cents, totaling 49 cents per gallon.

July 25, 2013

Massachusetts Fuel Taxes Move Higher on Wednesday

Fuel taxes in Massachusetts will increase, after lawmakers there overrode Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick’s veto of the state transportation budget.

June 18, 2013

Connecticut Set to See Third Annual Diesel Tax Increase

The tax will move 3.7 cents per gallon higher to 54.9 and maintaining the state’s title of having the highest diesel tax in the nation. The increases follow two totaling 8.6 cents per gallon the previous two years.

May 23, 2013

Fuel Tax Hike Legislation Defeated in New Hampshire

Legislation raising New Hampshire’s tax on diesel and gasoline has been voted down by the state Senate after being passed in the House earlier.

May 13, 2013

Virginia Governor Signs Bill Increasing Fuel Taxes for Transportation

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation Monday raising billions of dollars for transportation that includes new taxes on fuel. They may go even higher depending on what happens to legislation on Capitol Hill.

April 25, 2013

Vermont Fuel Taxes Heading Higher

Lawmakers in Vermont have given final approval to legislation increasing the state diesel and gasoline taxes, although it's less than originally proposed.

April 18, 2013

Michigan Considers Restructuring Diesel and Gasoline Taxes

More than two months after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called for increasing revenue for road and bridge projects, state lawmakers are considering a plan that would end some taxes on fuel and bring in new ones.

April 8, 2013

Vermont Considering Tax Hikes for Diesel and Gasoline

As lawmakers in Vermont look to raise money for road and other transportation projects, trucking could get dragged into the mix with talk of a possible diesel tax hike. One proposal in the state legislature calls for increasing the diesel tax by 2 cents per gallon this year followed by a 2-cent hike in 2014.

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