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January 17, 2020
Policy Tip Sheet: Vehicle Mileage Taxes are not Ready for Primetime
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses vehicle mileage taxes and how they present several problems that could make implementation costly and difficult.
Taxes
January 9, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Taxes will not Solve Missouri’s Transportation Funding Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines four new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax for the first time in 20 years.
Transportation
December 2, 2019
A CONSERVATIVE CASE FOR HIGHWAY TOLLING
Tolling could solve the problems of America's highways which require expansion and continual maintenance but face declining gas tax revenues.
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Taxes
November 25, 2019
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hikes Will Not Save Bay State’s Transportation System
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
Transportation
November 13, 2019
Research & Commentary: Washington State Considers Vehicle Mileage Tax for Electric Vehicles
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Washington State that would create a vehicle mileage tax for electric vehicles.
Transportation
November 8, 2019
Research & Commentary: Vehicle Mileage Tax Not Ready to Replace Gas Tax
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new transportation funding plan in Utah that would create a vehicle mileage tax (VMT) for electric vehicles.

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Transportation
January 17, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses vehicle mileage taxes and how they present several problems that could make implementation costly and difficult.
January 9, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines four new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax for the first time in 20 years.
December 2, 2019
By Robert W. Poole, Jr.
Tolling could solve the problems of America's highways which require expansion and continual maintenance but face declining gas tax revenues.
November 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
November 13, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Washington State that would create a vehicle mileage tax for electric vehicles.
November 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new transportation funding plan in Utah that would create a vehicle mileage tax (VMT) for electric vehicles.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses gas taxes, Utah's efforts to improve transportation funding, and why gas taxes are an ineffective, regressive form of taxation that leave transportation systems shortchanged.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas tax increase in Minnesota that could increase gas prices in the state by 13 to 15 cents per gallon to cover infrastructure improvements.
September 30, 2019
By Tim Benson
Costs Would Be Sizeable, Environmental Benefits Modest Or Negative
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines the effect of gasoline tax changes on the price of fuel, availability of stations, and the overall impact on consumers and the economy across state borders.
July 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines gasoline taxes, how they have become less effective over time, and why states can no longer rely on them to fund state transportation projects.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses proposed legislation in Louisiana that would gradually increase the state’s gasoline tax from 38.4 cents-per-gallon to 56.4 cents-per-gallon by 2031.
April 24, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a new proposal in Wisconsin which includes a provision to hike the state fuel tax and increase fees on licensing and registration.
April 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed increase of Illinois’ gasoline tax along with several vehicle and registration fee hikes.
April 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed increase in Minnesota’s gasoline taxes that would be the largest in the state’s history.
April 8, 2019
By Michael LaFaive
An analysis of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, and alternative tax/spending offsets.
March 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses several legislative proposals in Ohio that would increase the state’s motor-fuel tax rates and why this is not the best approach to generate revenue for the state's roads.
March 15, 2019
By Baruch Feigenbaum
If project is built and put into operation, Texas Central could default on its loans, require a taxpayer bailout, or both.
March 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed gas tax hike in Michigan that would make the state's gas tax rate the highest in the country.
March 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Alabama to increase the state's gasoline tax and outlines how such an increase will not address Alabama's road fund woes.