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Nation’s Road Builders Want Gas Tax Hike

Posted By YM Administrator, Friday, March 20, 2015

The nation’s road builders are adding their support to raising the gas tax to help fund transportation projects, The Hill reports. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said they support raising the gas tax by 15 cents per gallon, which would raise $401 billion a year in new transportation spending. According to the article, the association proposed the government offsets the tax hike with a federal tax rebate for middle and lower income Americans.


The Hill quoted ARTBA president Pete Ruane as having the following to say on the matter: “If our national leaders think they need to use budget gimmicks or ‘one-offs’ again to pass the surface transportation investment program the states need and the business community has been pleading for, then use those devices to provide a $90 tax rebate to middle and lower income tax filers to offset the cost to them of a 15 cent per gallon increase in the federal gas tax.”


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