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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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 […]

The Utter Futility of a Gas Tax “Holiday”

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Disclaimer: The House and Senate, in the grand scheme of things, have plenty of time to hack together a short-term extension of transportation funding, or even to pass the Senate bill outright if they felt like it. Sometimes, though, to the outside observer (even to the cross-eyed reporter) it sure does look like we could […]