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Taxes
March 5, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Increase Would Harm Bay State Economy
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Massachusetts where drivers would pay 5 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 9 cents more per gallon for diesel.
Taxes
February 27, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hike Will Not Solve Arizona’s Transportation Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Arizona that would increase the state’s gasoline taxes by 18 cents a gallon by 2023.
Energy
February 20, 2020
Research & Commentary: Low-Carbon Fuel Mandate is Still a Bad Deal for Washingtonians
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 34 Cents Per Gallon To Meet Program Emissions Goals
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Taxes
February 14, 2020
Research & Commentary: Local Gas Taxes are One Tax too Many for Illinois Drivers
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill recently proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow non-home rule local governments to create a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes.
Environment
February 4, 2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: MILEAGE-BASED USER FEES
Mileage based user fees are a more effective and equitable approach to funding our road construction and maintenance.
Taxes
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.

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Transportation
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.