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Highway Trust Fund

Jul 30, 2015

Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch

Lawmakers said they hope the 3-month patch — the 34th short-term transportation extension since 2009 — will be Congress' last.

Jul 29, 2015

House votes to provide money for highways, transit

In one of their last decisions before adjourning for a month, the House backed a bill that would extend spending authority for transportation programs through Oct. 29, and replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund with $8 billion.

May 13, 2015

User fees are smartest revenue sources for roads

A response to David Strom's commentary on Minnesota's gas tax.

Aug 27, 2014

Big wheels line up in transportation push

Are broad coalitions the cooperative politics we need, or a play for spoils?

Aug 1, 2014

Congress employs gimmicks to provide highway funds

Congress is providing $11 billion to prevent a 28 percent reduction in federal highway and mass transit spending at the peak of the summer construction season.

Jul 3, 2014

Congress spins its wheels on highway funds

The Obama administration is warning states that cutbacks in federal aid will start as soon as the first week in August if lawmakers don’t act on the federal Highway Trust Fund.

Mar 5, 2014

Bill calls for ‘gross receipts’ sales tax on gas

A state transportation bill introduced last Friday includes a gas sales tax that would help road improvement funds keep pace with inflation, an idea that has the strong support of transportation backers but is likely to face stiff resistance in an election year.

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