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July 11, 2019
Policy Tip Sheet: Gas Taxes are not the Long-Term Solution to Funding Transportation
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.
Taxes
May 2, 2019
Research & Commentary: Gas Taxes Can’t Fuel Louisiana Transportation Projects
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.
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April 24, 2019
Research & Commentary: Wisconsin Should Reject Failing Gasoline Taxes
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.
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April 18, 2019
Research & Commentary: Overtaxed Illinois Residents Cannot Afford Gas Tax Hikes
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed increase of Illinois’ gasoline tax along with several vehicle and registration fee hikes.
Taxes
April 18, 2019
Research & Commentary: Minnesota Should Not Increase Gas Tax Rates
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.
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April 8, 2019
Mackinac Center: Gas Tax Hike of 45 Cents May Kill More than 22,500 Private Sector Jobs
An analysis of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, and alternative tax/spending offsets.

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Transportation
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.