This year's battle in Congress over highway funding is shaping up to pit a hike in the fuel tax vs. instituting a vehicle-miles tax
With less than eight months left on the clock until the next highway and transit appropriations bill must be approved or at least extended, a key Capitol Hill lawmaker has publicly declared that hiking the fuel tax should be off the table. In lieu of that funding mechanism, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA ) said he would push for a vehicle-miles tax as well as higher taxes on energy exploration and “bringing back” corporate ...
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