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As gas taxes dwindle, states seek ways to charge EVs

Sep 12, 2023
With electric vehicles becoming more common, some states, like Texas, are levying flat fees to make up the shortfall.
Some road maintenance is funded by gasoline tax revenue, so the increasing popularity of  electric vehicles may require new ways to bring in cash.
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Lawmakers want to suspend the federal gas tax. Is that a good idea?

Mar 9, 2022
If several Democratic lawmakers have their way, consumers could soon get a break from a tax of 18.3 cents per gallon.
The national average for a gallon of regular gas was $4.252 on March 9, AAA reported, breaking the 2008 record of $4.10.
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California drivers to pay highest gas tax in the country

Jun 28, 2019
The Golden State will surpass Pennsylvania for the dubious title of "highest gas taxes."
Gas prices at the pump vary from state to state. Why is that?
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Is cheaper gas an opening for higher gas taxes?

Dec 22, 2014
Many states are running out of money to maintain highways.

Will the instability in Iraq flow to the pump?

Jun 16, 2014
What exactly goes into the price at the pump