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October 11, 2019
Research & Commentary: Utah Studies New Method for Transportation Funding
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.
Taxes
October 11, 2019
Research & Commentary: Minnesota Should Not Hike Gas Tax to Fund Infrastructure
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.
Environment
September 30, 2019
Research & Commentary: Gov. Walz’s Low-Emission Vehicles Order Is Costly, Dangerous, and Unnecessary
Costs Would Be Sizeable, Environmental Benefits Modest Or Negative
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Taxes
September 11, 2019
FAQ: How do Gasoline Tax Hikes Affect Cross-Border Competition?
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.
Taxes
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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Transportation
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.