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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.

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Transportation
February 14, 2020
By Matthew Glans
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.
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