Today’s Headlines

  • Gas prices top $3 per gallon in California — are more states to come? (CNN Money)
  • James Surowiecki has a novel solution to the gas tax dilemma: make it flexible, based on oil prices (New Yorker)

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If Gridlock Sam Was President…

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A bit of pre-Election Day fun: Here’s a mock state-of-the-union speech drafted for the next President by "Gridlock" Sam Schwartz. Combining some ideas from Barack Obama’s platform with some that no candidate would utter during a presidential campaign, he lays out a plan for infrastructure investment and how to pay for it: The National Infrastructure […]

A Few Words on Transportation User Fees

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We tend to have a few good laughs when Randal O’Toole fires up his Cato computer and weighs in on transportation issues. It’s hard to take seriously a man who thinks that having the government tax people to build something which it then gives away for free is the libertarian ideal. Do federal gas taxes […]

Clinton Camp May Rethink Gas Tax Strategy

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With a big loss in North Carolina and a razor-thin victory in Indiana, the Times reports that Senator Hillary Clinton’s advisers are expected to reconsider her campaign strategy for upcoming Democratic primaries — specifically, whether to continue pushing for a federal gas tax cut. Clinton advisers also said that the candidates and her team would […]

LaHood: Gas Tax Increase in Congressional Hands

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As Congress maneuvers to end the political impasse over the next long-term national transportation bill, lawmakers are going to have to debate an increase in the federal gas tax, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Photo: Getty Images) In his remarks at a Fort Worth transportation meeting, first reported by the […]