Don’t call it the gasoline tax lockbox. Of $25.1 billion for transportation generated in the decade before 2012, only $3.2 billion came from gasoline taxes. Nearly half was federal aid and then state license fees, at $8.1 billion. Voters are being asked to lock away those taxes so they are used only on roads.
Don’t call it the gasoline tax lockbox. Of $25.1 billion for transportation generated in the decade before 2012, only $3.2 billion came from gasoline taxes. Nearly half was federal aid and then state license fees, at $8.1 billion. Voters are being asked to lock away those taxes so they are used only on roads. Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
Don’t call it the gasoline tax lockbox. Of $25.1 billion for transportation generated in the decade before 2012, only $3.2 billion came from gasoline taxes. Nearly half was federal aid and then state license fees, at $8.1 billion. Voters are being asked to lock away those taxes so they are used only on roads. Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com

Locking up highway taxes may be fast lane to other taxes

October 26, 2016 07:00 PM