Tax & Budgets
Progressive Cities Could Indicate Future of State Taxation
August 13, 2020 | Ryan Maness
While the federal gas tax rate has languished at 18.4-cents per gallon since 1993, nearly half the states — 22 in total — have raised fuel tax rates since 2012. Adding five rate increases in 2017, if all state legislative sessions ended today, many advocates for increased state investment in transportation infrastructure would call it a successful year. However, there's still an opportunity to see additional revenue increases in states like Oregon, Alabama, and Wisconsin.